Spirit Of Liberty Speech

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While I read The “Spirit of Liberty” speech by Judge Learned Hand I agreed with much of what Hand said. As he talks about how, “Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which l seeks to understand the minds of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which weighs their interests alongside its own without bias.” I was in agreement with the fact that liberty is what lies in our heart. Most of all I agree with his statements because he was able to captivate and eloquently phrase his opinion. In my mind an American is someone who believes that everyone has the right to liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and that everyone is created equally. There are a variety of opinions of what the meaning of what it is to be an American. In my opinion I believe that to be an American you have to believe that everyone has the right to liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and that everyone is created equally. Also, it means that you are appreciative of the freedoms and opportunities that are presented with. While looking up other people’s opinion on what they believe to be an American means I came across the following quote, “To be an American to me means that I am free. That when I grow up I can pick the job I want, what shift to
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