“You are living upon the great continent of the West, enjoying the perfect liberty, security and peace of this just government. There is no cause for sorrow or unhappiness anywhere; every means of happiness and enjoyment is about you, for in this human world there is no greater blessing than liberty . . .
. . . You do not know. I, who for forty years have been a prisoner, do know. I do know the value and blessing of liberty. For you have been and are now living in freedom, and you have no fear of anybody. Is there a greater blessing than this?
Freedom! Liberty! Security!
These are the great bestowals of God . . . ”
(`Abdu’l-Baha: Promulgation of Universal Peace, Baha’i Faith)