Quotes 1 till 4 of 4.
American statesman 1743-18260
A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.Source: A Burst of Light: And Other Essays (2017)
Self-preservation, nature's first great law, all the creatures, except man, doth awe.
Whether they are defending the Soviet Union or bleating for Saddam Hussein, liberals are always against America. They are either traitors or idiots, and on the matter of America's self-preservation, the difference is irrelevant.