I am constantly amazed at how sayings and comments by our founders are so relevant to today's circumstances. That their positions are as valid now as they were then means they were definitely right about the struggle for freedom being an on-going effort - clearly freedom is not the 'natural' state of things.
As the quote says, I hope we are worthy of it.
"Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves." ~ Joseph Warren, Boston Massacre Oration, 1775