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Thought For the Day: I Want People To Talk To One Another No Matter What Their Difference of Opinion Might Be

“I want people to talk to one another no matter what their difference of opinion might be.” -Studs Terkel, author and broadcaster (16 May 1912-2008)

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Thought For the Day: By Liberty, I Mean the Assurance That Every Man Shall Be Protected In Doing What He Believes His Duty Against the Influence of Authority and Majorities, Custom, and Opinion

“By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.” – Lord Acton (1834-1902)

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Thought For the Day: Toward No Crimes Have Men Shown Themselves So Cold-Bloodedly Cruel As In Punishing Differences of Opinion

“Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold-bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of opinion.” – James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

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Thought For the Day: Too Often We Enjoy the Comfort of Opinion Without the Discomfort of Thought

“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” – John F. Kennedy

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The New Tolerance

The New Toleranceby Michael Doyle A little something about toleranceIt’s not by majority or in ignoranceTruth is absolute and not up for voteThe new intolerance needs an antidote This the antidote or speaking truthSomething we should from our youthTruth spoken … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Error Alone Which Needs the Support of Government. Truth Can Stand By Itself

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?” – Thomas Jefferson (1781)

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First Principles: It Is Error Alone Which Needs the Support of Government. Truth Can Stand By Itself.

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?” – Thomas Jefferson (1781)

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Thought For the Day: On An Introduction to Environmental Science

Two Issues Described Related To Environmental Science Either Local or Nationwide: Of the many and varied facets of environmental science, there are at least two general areas that have have been of interest for many decades.   The first of these … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Make Mankind Wise and By That Very Operation You Make Them Free

“Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.” – William Godwin (1756-1836)

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First Principles: It Is Error Alone, Which Needs the Support of Government. Truth Can stand by itself.

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?” – Thomas Jefferson (1781)

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