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, December 31, 2006
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:

"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form."

-Andre Maurois


"We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty."

-Sir Winston Churchill


"Most of us probably feel we couldn't be free without newspapers, and that is the
real reason we want the newspapers to be free."

-Edward R. Murrow


"Looking at yourself through the media is like looking at one of those rippled
mirrors in an amusement park."

-Edmund S. Muskie


"All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its
own way."

-Leo Tolstoy