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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Sunday, September 03, 2006
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:

"America…. It is a fabulous country, the only fabulous country; it is the
only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the

-Thomas Clayton Wolfe


"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice..."

"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit
of justice is no virtue."

-Barry Morris Goldwater


"The best way in which to silence any friend of yours..."

"The best way in which to silence any friend of yours whom you know to be a
fool is to induce him to hire a hall. Nothing chills pretense like

-Woodrow Wilson


"We shall not cease from exploration..."

"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will
be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."

-Thomas Stearns Eliot


"Never complain..."

"Never complain and never explain."

-Benjamin Disraeli