"In the general civilization of mankind I believe 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 usurpations."
"It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of society against the injustice of the other part."
- There are currently several threats to Ireland's sovereignty.When the freedom they wished for most was the freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and never was free again.
The people of Ireland must take immediate steps to safeguard their nation's independence. Immediate steps to ensure the continuance of Ireland as a sovereign nation with self-determination and freedom, for the sake of all Ireland's children and also the future generations of this country. We each one of us, must bear the responsibility to protect that self-determination and freedom.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worst.
- There is also a very real possibility of WAR in the near future.Liberty cannot be caged into a charter and handed on ready-made to the next
We must strongly ensure, re-assert and clarify internationally Ireland's historically neutral position that is held in such circumstances.
generation. Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times.
Whether or not we establish freedom rests with ourselves.Florence Ellinwood Allen