“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.”
-Thomas Jefferson

Individual Liberty is the value that every other Founding Principle strives to protect. It is, thus, the cornerstone of The Steamboat Institute.

Liberty can survive only where the reach of government is limited, and this requires our vigilance. Left to its own devices, the power of government will expand unchecked, eroding our Liberty daily.

But with Freedom comes responsibility. We are all responsible for our actions and their effects on others. We must exercise self-governance to avoid surrendering our Liberty to others.

“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.”
-Benjamin Franklin