As we go through the 2016 Presidential campaigns and elections our freedoms as Ugandans are going to be tested. But what do great leaders say about freedom?
Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), President of the United States.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968, American black leader.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson, US President.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), Thirty-second President of the USA.
So ‘’Now is the Time’’.