“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
When in Washington, D.C. recently, I saw those words on a statue which stands outside of the National Archives.
My wife, upon reading the phrase, commented, “Boy, has the meaning of THAT changed.”
Indeed it has.
There exists some confusion regarding who it was who made that quote in the first place. Some say it was Thomas Jefferson. Others insist it was Wendell Phillips.