“If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
I've been thinking about this quote. That he chose the word "for" in his phrase "animating contest for freedom" means that Sam didn't think he lived in freedom. Imagine a career politician talking like that.
But what about that shining day when we become truly free? Will we all enjoy the animating contest OF freedom?