Be not a tyrant; Submit to none. If you heed these, Then all is won. And if it frees A single soul, Then fight the war And pay the toll. And if it mar Your peaceful life, Know freedom is far From a lack of strife. Featured image: ‘Leonidas at Thermopylae,” by Jacques-Louis David (1814), …

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Liberty Lives

Liberty lives where lives are lost To preserve her path within the soul, And stands where Virtue pays the cost To prepare the past for Freedom’s goal. Featured image: ‘Liberty Leading the People’ by Eugene Delacroix, photo by Dennis Jarvis on Flickr, licensed under CC Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic.