What is the price of freedom?

In the United States, our birth right is spelled out in the bill of rights in the Constitution. What are our responsibilities to ensure these freedoms?

What is the price of freedom?
Update: WOW! you people are so far off the mark. Only the blind can see what is the real price ;-)
Update 2: "It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance".

John Philpot Curran in 1790
Update 3: This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet... show more This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
farewell address to the nation
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY
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