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Let us never be afraid to engage, and if ever the day comes that we are; perhaps it’s time to reevaluate our positions.
[Found on one of the blogs I follow:   http://culturemonk.com/
The quote is from the specific post at:   http://culturemonk.com/2014/09/22/afraid-to-engage-really/
Please visit the original site if you have a chance.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2014 Ask Any Follower
2013 Cornered Or Surrounded?
2012 Escape
2011 Achievement
Not Unreasonable Enough
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First the Dominant Minority attempts to hold by force — against all right and reason — a position of inherited privilege which it has ceased to merit; and then the Proletariat repays injustice with resentment, fear with hate, and violence with violence when it executes its acts of secession.  Yet the whole movement ends in positive acts of creation — and this on the part of all the actors in the tragedy of disintegration.  The Dominant Minority creates a universal state, the Internal Proletariat a universal church, and the External Proletariat a bevy of barbarian war-bands.
     —  Arnold J. Toynbee
From his book: “A Study of History
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On This Day In:
2014 One Thing Is Clear
2013 Corrections
See Greatness
2012 Gemutlichkeit
2011 Back On The Asphalt

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The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
    —   Abraham Lincoln
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On This Day In:
2013 On Elections
2012 Warm Smiles
Pick Your Poison
2011 Straight Shooters

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“My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case.  It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.”
   —  G. K. Chesterton
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On This Day In:
2013 Accepting Beauty
2012 Transitional Choice To Ride The Wave
2011 Freedom Isn’t Always Perfect
Just That Simple

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You ask of me: “Why change?
I can only answer: “Why not?
I do not demand change for its own sake, or even for my own sake;  I demand it for the sake of those who must follow.  For the sake of those who hunger for food or thirst for knowledge.  For the old, the tired, the broken, and the breaking.  For all those in need of change — I demand it.
I demand change because in these times, to stand still is to fall behind.  I demand change because I am here, and speaking, and you are there, and listening.  I demand change because if a culture can change, it can survive, it can advance.  And advance is progress.  Above all else, I demand progress.  I demand it!
  -–  KMAB
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On This Day In:
2013 Pen In Hand
Word Up!
2012 Disturbing
Trying To Keep Up
2011 Unreliable And Selective
2010 Adult-Onset Athlete

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When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
  —  Cicero
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On This Day In:
2013 Reasons
2012 American Libertarianism
2011 The Goal

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When you have convinced thinking men that it is right, and humane men that it is just, you will gain your cause.  Men always lose half of what is gained by violence.  What is gained by argument, is gained forever.
  —  Wendell Phillips
[Until circumstances change.  Then it’s all back up for grabs…  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Look Up
2012 Count Me In
2011 Pirates Four, Three Songs
Sir Charles
Look First, Not Last
2010 Par-a-diddle

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