Walter Williams: ‘If liberty dies in America, it will be dead for all times, everywhere’

Walter Williams: ‘If liberty dies in America, it will be dead for all times, everywhere’
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[Ed. – A man of admirable intellect and insight.]

We Americans bear an awesome burden to preserve liberty,” says economist and George Mason University Professor Walter Williams, and “if liberty dies in America, it will be dead for all times, everywhere.”

Williams spoke after receiving the 2017 Bradley Prize in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night.

“Now for most of human history, mankind has been subject to arbitrary abuse and control by others,” Williams said.

“It’s personal liberty that’s the rare state of affairs, and enjoyed by only a tiny part of mankind mostly in the western world, and for only a tiny part of its history — just a couple of centuries or so. We Americans bear an awesome burden to preserve liberty. If liberty dies in America, it will be dead for all times, everywhere.”

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