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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1191
AUTHOR: Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)
QUOTATION: No man who is not willing to bear arms and to fight for his rights can give a good reason why he should be entitled to the privilege of living in a free community.
ATTRIBUTION: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, Thomas Hart Benton, chapter 2, p. 37 (1897, reprinted 1968).

See also No. 663.
SUBJECTS: Military service