Cornerstones of Freedom a Bronze Relief Sculpture Allegory by James Muir Bronze Allegorical Sculptor-Artist
"Cornerstones of Freedom"
Relief 29 inches high x 34 inches wide
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"Cornerstones of Freedom" symbolizes the foundation stone upon which the building of human liberty has been erected under the all-seeing eye of God. Guided by the twin figures of Liberty and Justice, the greatest documents of freedom in modern history are immortalized for all posterity. England's Magna Carta, America's Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights all affirm the inalienable God-given Rights of humankind. These documents attest to the indisputable fact that governments are instituted among men for the sole purpose of protecting such pre-existing rights and liberties of the people in order to assure the common good of all. Rights derive from God not from governments. Any attempts to convert rights to privileges places Liberty and Justice either subject to the fickle whim of political expediency or within the iron grip of tyranny. The ‘Cornerstone' of our Republic has been constantly chipped away since it was first laid in place by the sweat and blood of our forefathers. Without its remaining steadfastly in place, the building of this nation, and the world, will surely crumble to lie in rubble under the depot's feet.
The words of Benjamin Franklin ring as a warning to all who cherish freedom and are as true now as when first written over two hundred years ago:
"Those who give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."