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 03, 2006
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:

"There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people’s safety and greatness."

-Grover Cleveland


"Citizenship is no light trifle to be jeopardized..."

"Citizenship is no light trifle to be jeopardized any moment Congress decides to do
so under the name of one of its general or implied grants of power."

-Hugo LaFayette Black


"We now feel we can cure the patient..."

"We now feel we can cure the patient without his fully understanding what made him
sick. We are no longer so interested in peeling the onion as in changing it."

-Dr. Franz Alexander


"The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated..."

"The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive and more constructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person."

-Dr. Frank Barron