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A July 4 Message from EFF Co-founder John Perry Barlow

DEEPLINKS BLOG
July 4, 2017
John Perry Barlow portrait with Declaration text

There’s no need to make America great again. 

America has been great since it became the first nation on Earth where a set of ideas became the ruling principles of governance.

America was great when it was established that authority did not come from divine right, or indeed anything beyond the ability to earn it. 

Those who believe America's greatness depends on her ability to create fear both at home and abroad are the enemies of American greatness.

The best we can do as Americans is cling more steadfastly than ever to the belief that we represent sanctuary to all that need it, and opportunity to all who are willing to work for it. These are precisely the qualities that made America great in the first place.

And more than anything else, America's greatness resides in our ability to represent love in the world of nations, and not fear.

- John Perry Barlow. July 4, 2017

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