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, July 21, 2007
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:

"If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week."

-Charles Darwin


"In foreign policy you have to wait..."

"In foreign policy you have to wait twenty-five years to see how it comes out."

-James Reston


"It takes as much energy..."

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."

-Eleanor Roosevelt


"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply..."

"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."

-Margaret Storm Jameson


"Humanitarianism needs no apology..."

"Humanitarianism needs no apology. ... Unless we ... feel it toward all men without
exception, we shall have lost the chief redeeming force in human history."

-Ralph Barton Perry