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    Does "liberty the stake" mean "literty that serves as the stake (the gamble wager)"?

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    ... surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle --with liberty the stake. Only thus shall we remain, despite every provocation, ...

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    Re: Does "liberty the stake" mean "literty that serves as the stake (the gamble wager

    Here, the phrase "the stake" means: at risk (or, more precisely, "the risk").

    Another example: People's liberty could be at stake if we do not act to insure that the 4th amendment to the constitution is enforced.

    "Unhappily the danger it (communism) poses promises to be of indefinite duration. To meet it successfully, there is called for, not so much the emotional and transitory sacrifices of crisis, but rather those which enable us to carry forward steadily, surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle--with (the loss of) liberty the risk (we cannot take).

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    Re: Does "liberty the stake" mean "literty that serves as the stake (the gamble wager

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    Here, the phrase "the stake" means: at risk (or, more precisely, "the risk").

    Another example: People's liberty could be at stake if we do not act to insure that the 4th amendment to the constitution is enforced.

    "Unhappily the danger it (communism) poses promises to be of indefinite duration. To meet it successfully, there is called for, not so much the emotional and transitory sacrifices of crisis, but rather those which enable us to carry forward steadily, surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle--with (the loss of) liberty the risk (we cannot take).

    Thank you.

    Yet I did not get it very clearly.

    Do you mean "struggle with liberty the stake" refers to "struggle for liberty that is at risk"?

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    Re: Does "liberty the stake" mean "literty that serves as the stake (the gamble wager

    Yes

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