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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: The Best Means of Forming A…Virtuous, and Happy People Will Be Found In the Right Education of Youth

“The best means of forming a manly, virtuous, and happy people will be found in the right education of youth. Without this foundation, every other means, in my opinion, must fail.” – George Washington (1784) The only thing needed to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Truth Can Stand By Itself. Subject Opinion To Coercion: Whom Will You Make Your Inquisitors

“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: We Are So Vain That We Even Care For the Opinion of Those We Don’t Care For

“We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don’t care for.” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, writer (13 Sep 1830-1916)

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First Principles: It Is Error Alone That 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: Nothing Is So Contagious As Opinion, Especially On Questions Which, Being Susceptible of Very Different Glosses, Beget In the Mind A Distrust of Itself

“Nothing is so contagious as opinion, especially on questions which, being susceptible of very different glosses, beget in the mind a distrust of itself.” – James Madison (1790)

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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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