On November 8, 1793, Madame Roland was sent to the guillotine, a few weeks after Marie Antoinette met the same fate.
On the way to her execution, she passed a large statue of the goddess Liberty that her former political comrades had erected nearby (the same goddess portrayed by the Statue of Liberty in New York harbour).
According to historical accounts of the day, when Madame Roland saw the statue she looked at it sadly and uttered a line that became famous: “O Liberté, que de crimes on commet en ton nom!”
Not long after saying these words, Madame Roland was beheaded.
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Hi, I’m Ted Cruz and this is the Freedom Minute.
Last week, we marked the one-year anniversary of my winning the Texas Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
That victory was made possible because thousands upon thousands of grassroots activists across the state saw that the country was in trouble and stepped forward to help fix it.
Today I work for 26 million Texans, and your support is why I’m serving in office helping lead the fight to protect the Second Amendment, to secure the border, and to unshackle the free market economy.
Now we need to activate another grassroots army – this time on a national scale.
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