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What People Do Not Want To Hear

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell, from Animal Farm, 1945, requoted in What Liberals Believe, page 31, edited by William Martin

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Liberty

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. Billings Learned Hand, in a speech in Central Park, New York City, May 21, 1944, quoted in What … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority. Acorn summer catalog, 2008 They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Acorn summer catalog, 2008 Benjamin Franklin

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A Little Rebellion

I like a little rebellion now and then. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. Thomas Jefferson, 1786, after Shay’s Rebellion

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