Freedom State Perspectives,-Freedom is a beautiful word in any language, but is hasn’t always meant what to us today. Throughout most of the world’s history, it was a luxury reserved for those with wealth and power. What was new and astonishing about the freedom that took root in American soil and inspired by author of the Constitution was the notion that ordinary men and women had a natural, God-given right to speak, act and worship as they saw fit. It was a notion our forebears were willing to fight and die for, even though the odds of success seemed overwhelmingly stacked against them at the time.


“In government bottomed on the will of all, the liberty of every individual citizen becomes interesting to all.” – Thomas Jefferson, from his fifth Annual President’s Message, 1805


“There are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation.” – James Madison (1751-1836)