"I don't know how you feel, but I would rather be dead than to lose my liberty. I have no fear that we will ever lose it because of invasion from the outside, but I do have fear that it may slip away from us because of our own indifference, our own negligence, as citizens of this land. I plead with you that you take an active interest in matters pertaining to the future of this country."
Ezra Taft Benson
December 1, 1952