Monday, October 02, 2006

Is it unacceptable to think in the United States?

"Some have called Keith Olberman the new Edward R. Murrow of our times. Here, Keith asks the pertinent question "Is it EVER unacceptable to think in this country?" And continues on to compare the actions of the Bush presidency to the words of a previous holder of that title: Thomas Jefferson."

If today, we need to take instruction from a French author 236 years ago, then we best get moving. The very rights by which this country was founded were stricken out of history and to paper by such great people as Voltaire and Locke.

Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.

Voltaire, letter to M. le Riche, February 6, 1770
French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist (1694 - 1778)

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