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[The following quotes are from the episode titled: “The Drumhead” from the TV series: StarTrek: The Next Generation]
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Sir, the Federation does have enemies! We must seek them out!
Oh, yes. That’s how it starts.  But the road from legitimate suspicion to rampant paranoia is very much shorter than we think.  Something is wrong here, Mr. Worf; I don’t like what we have become!
[Worf (in italics) and Picard (in bold)]
[Later…]
You know, there are some words I’ve known since I was a schoolboy: ‘With the first link, the chain is forged.  The first speech censured…  the first thought forbidden…  the first freedom denied  —  chains us all irrevocably.’  Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie, as wisdom…  and warning.  The first time any man’s freedom is trodden on, we’re all damaged.  I fear that today–
How dare you!  You who consort with Romulans, invoke my father’s name to support your traitorous arguments?  It is an offense to everything I hold dear!  And to hear those words used to subvert the United Federation of Planets!  My father was a great man!  His name stands for integrity and principle!  You DIRTY his name when you speak it!  He loved the Federation!  But you, Captain, corrupt it!  You undermine our very way of life!  I will expose you for what you are!  I’ve brought down bigger men than you, Picard!!
[Picard (in bold), quoting Judge Aaron Satie, and Admiral Satie (in italics), angrily chastising him for it]
[Later…]
Am I bothering you, Captain?
No, please come in, Mr. Worf.
It is over.  Admiral Henry has called an end to any more hearings on this matter.
That’s good.
Admiral Satie has left the Enterprise.
We think we’ve come so far.  Torture of heretics, burning of witches, it’s all ancient history.  And then, before you can blink an eye, suddenly it threatens to start all over again.
I believed her.  I – I HELPED her!  I did not see what she was.
Mr. Worf, villains who twirl their mustaches are easy to spot.  Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well camouflaged.
I think, after yesterday, people will not be so ready to trust her.
Maybe.  But she or someone like her will always be with us, waiting for the right climate in which to flourish  —  spreading fear in the name of righteousness.  Vigilance, Mr. Worf.  That is the price we have to continually pay.
[Worf (in italics) and Picard (in bold), discussing both the investigations and the misguidedness of Admiral Satie]
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[How “SAFE” are we when the government has suspended the right to Habeas Corpus and is tapping every single phone and email in the country without a warrant?  What are we sacrificing in the name of security from terrorism?   —   KMAB]
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So there’s going to be a thing in your life that you love and I don’t know what it’s going to be.  It might be sports.  It might be science.  It might be reading.  It might be fashion design, it might be building things.  It might be telling stories or taking pictures.  It doesn’t matter what it is.  The way you love that and the way that you find other people who love it the way you do is what makes being a nerd awesome….
Don’t ever let anybody tell you that that thing that you love is a thing that you can’t love.  Don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t love that, that’s for boys.  You have to love this because you’re a girl.  You find the things that you love and you love them the most that you can.  And listen, this is really important, I want you to be honest, honorable, kind.  I want you to work hard because everything worth doing is hard.  And I want you to be awesome.  And I’m going to do my very best to leave you a planet that you can still live on.  Have a great life.
 —  Will Wheaton
Excerpt from his video interview answering the question of what it means to be a nerd.
[This video was found on a blog I follow: Dorkdaddy.comThe specific posting was:  http://dorkdaddy.com/2013/08/01/why-its-awesome-to-be-a-nerd/.  The posting describes the blogger’s reaction to seeing this video on YouTube.  Please check out the original site…
  —    KMAB]
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