"The dissenter is every human being at those times of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself."
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Archibald Macleish
(1892-1982) Poet, playwright, Librarian of Congress, & Assistant Secretary of State under Franklin Roosevelt
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4 December 1937
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From a previous posting: "Individuality is freedom lived." -- John Dos Passos (1896-1970) American novelist, historian, critic
 -- EGL, LA     
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     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
    I'd love to see more of us think for ourselves more often, including me.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    Not to be confused with the 'dissenter' who merely parrots the mantra of another herd...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Archer, said well.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Government loathes any individual who can think for themselves...there's a reason for that.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Unfortunately there is not enough of it! Dissenters are being silenced like some Orwellian nightmare.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Robert, you're absolutely right. By way of one example amongst many; Manning has been tortured for four months without as much as a charge being levied against him (those perpetrators of the Orwellian nightmare do not like an exposing light - be very weary of those that support his torture !).
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Mike, Rendition is rampant under our military regime and no one cares, they just go about as usual as if we are a democratic and free country - and that is the joke.
     -- RBESRQ     
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