2016 Commencement Address
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
May 14, 2016
"Likewise, if we continue to consume the benefits of a free society without replenishing or nourishing that society, we will eventually deplete that as well. If we are content to let others do the work of replenishing and defending liberty while we consume the benefits, we will someday run out of other people's willingness to sacrifice - or even out of courageous people willing to make the sacrifice."
"Liberty is an antecedent of government, not a benefit from government."