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, September 02, 2006
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:

"Facts have a cruel way of substituting themselves for fancies. There is
nothing more remorseless, just as there is nothing more helpful, than

-William C. Redfield


"Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say..."

"Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us
wordy evidence of the fact.

-George Eliot


"For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill..."

"For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill. The eyes of
all people are upon us. Soe that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this
work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us,
we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world."

-John Winthrop