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, November 26, 2006
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:

"The great German poet, Goethe, who also lived through a crisis of freedom, said to
his generation: 'What you have inherited from your fathers, earn over again for yourselves or it will not be yours.' We inherited freedom. We seem unaware that freedom has to be remade and re-earned in each generation of man."

-Adlai Ewing Stevenson


"That which seems the height of absurdity..."

"That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height
of wisdom in the next."

-John Stuart Mill


"Don’t try to go too fast. Learn your job..."

"Don’t try to go too fast. Learn your job. Don’t ever talk until you know what you’re talking about…. If you want to get along, go along."

-Sam Rayburn