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I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
    ―    Thomas Jefferson
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On This Day In:
2015 Sincerity
2014 Prayers For Junior
Senseless
2013 Interesting Drink
Super Bowl XLVII Declared A No Bird Zone
2012 Smile
2011 Come Forward

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Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves.
     —    Earl Warren
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On This Day In:
2015 One Day
2014 Too Bad
2013 Unfinished
2012 First Steps Along The Path
2011 A Small Part Of Future Webs

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Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world that a Freeman, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.
    ―    George Washington
[Or to any terrorist – foreign or domestic…   —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 In Time
2014 Robust Interconnectivity
2013 What Have We Here?
2012 Tributaries And Eddies
An Honest Politician
2011 Penultimate

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The framers of the constitution knew human nature as well as we do.  They too had lived in dangerous days; they too knew the suffocating influence of orthodoxy and standardized thought.  They weighed the compulsions for restrained speech and thought against the abuses of liberty.  They chose liberty.
    —   William O. Douglas
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On This Day In:
2014 Lost Anything Lately?
A Life Of Science
2013 Serve The World
2012 Acquaintance, n.
2011 On Why His Father Was A Great Teacher
A Baker’s Dozen

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History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.
     —    Thurgood Marshall
Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
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On This Day In:
2014 Always Remember To Reach
Have You Registered To Vote Yet?
2013 Ripples From The Water’s Edge
Because I Was Alone
2012 POI vs Reality
Dear And Sacred
2011 Chilled Again

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The degree of our worthiness to become a free people shall be determined by our ability to respect a lawful leader, to agree to the existence of an opposition, to listen to its arguments, and especially to put the nation’s good above all party prejudices and private interest.  Liberty is not one of man’s inalienable rights’.  It is a desirable but difficult acquisition, and must be contended for constantly.
   —    André Maurois
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On This Day In:
2012 Journalism And Fantasy
Known Knowns
Jerk, n.
2011 Love Questions

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