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".Who Links Here
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Saturday, June 02, 2007
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:
"I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast..."
"I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to
go in harm’s way."
-John Paul Jones
"We hold these truths to be self-evident..."
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal, that they
are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that to secure these rights governments are
instituted among men. We … solemnly publish and declare, that these colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states … and for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honour."
"The chief duty of governments, in so far as they are coercive..."
"The chief duty of governments, in so far as they are coercive, is to restrain those
who would interfere with the inalienable rights of the individual, among which are the right to life, the right to liberty, the right to the pursuit of happiness and the right to worship God according to the dictates of one’s conscience."
-William Jennings Bryan
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it
was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."
"Salvation for a race, nation, or class must come from within..."
"Salvation for a race, nation, or class must come from within. Freedom is never
granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted. Freedom and justice must be struggled for by the oppressed of all lands and races, and the struggle must be
continuous, for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationships."
-Asa Philip Randolph