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“It seems to me that if anything is plain in this confusing world it is that human progress, in the highest and soundest sense, depends upon liberty–that men cannot function effectively when their functioning is conditioned.  I am thus wholly in favor of the Bill of Rights, and only wish that it were wider in scope.  I believe that its guarantee should be enforced jealously and to the letter, even at the cost of a considerable amount of folly and turmoil, even if a certain proportion of guilty men go free.  I’d rather see a thousand bootleggers at large than one peacable and honest man molested in his inalienable rights.  I’d rather, with Thomas Jefferson, see a revolution every fifty years than a government strong enough to ill-use even the humblest and most foolish of citizens.”  – H. L. Mencken

Posted in Philosophy, Politics.


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