Freedom To Be Earned And Refreshed Daily

A quote from Geert Wilders in The Wall Street Journal, 22 February 2011:

My trial in Amsterdam is not about me, but about freedom of speech in Europe. As Dwight D. Eisenhower, Europe's liberator from Nazism, once warned, freedom "must be daily earned and refreshed—else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die." Today in Europe, freedom is being neither earned nor refreshed.