The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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Saturday, August 26, 2006
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:

"There is no credit to being a comedian, when you have the whole Government
working for you. All you have to do is report the facts. I don’t even have to

-Will Rogers


"The true rule, in determining to embrace, or reject any thing..."

"The true rule, in determining to embrace, or reject any thing, is not
whether it have any evil in it; but whether it have more of evil, than of good.
There are few things wholly evil, or wholly good. Almost every thing, especially
of governmental policy, is an inseparable compound of the two; so that our best
judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded."

-Abraham Lincoln


"Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life..."

"Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the
fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining,
promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life
are evil."

-Albert Schweitzer