It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty. John Caldwell Calhoun, speech in the U. S. Senate (1848). Calhoun’s image (above), a detail from a portrait by George Peter Alexander Healy. By: Redactor Graham Greene Stephen Cox Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website + one = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.