"He who does not bellow out the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers."
Charles Peguy
(1873-1914) French poet, essayist and editor
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There's a correct time and place for everything which, is about the only qualifier I can add off the top of my head.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas      
     -- Greg, Chichester      
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
     -- Dick, Fort Worth      
    And he who bellows out opinions, hearsay, and prejudices as if they were truth itself is a pain in the ass. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Yes Archer ! I love it!
     -- Me Again     
    And dead in some situations.
     -- warren, olathe     
    I would agree with Mike. There is a time and place for everything.
     -- Ben, Orem, UT     
     -- Michelle, Chippewa Falls      
    Truth needs no memory, no law, and no religion – it is the one great key to happiness. It stands alone, naked and unadulterated.
     -- RBESRQ     
    Copernicus and Galileo belted out the truth so where did it get them. Galileo recanted so that he could have a decent life. A time and place for everything and sometimes subjectivity must at least temporarily trump objectivity.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
    Spoken like a true coward, Waffler. One cannot know Truth, Love, or Liberty without Courage. I like what RBESRQ said.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    You are as usual Archer acting like a childish idiot. None other than Camus (you I am sure never heard of him) said that Galileo was correct to recant the truth so that he and his family could have a decent life in the times in which he lived. It is simply an example of what others have said here (re Mike and Warren) about a time and place for everything. Some people and I especially think of you are never prepared for TRUTH so you act like an idiot and call people names.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
    RBESRQ, said very well.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Being an accomplice to forgers (the Federal Reserve) and liars (Congress) has not given us a decent life -- it has made slaves of us all. The truth is the truth whether we like it or not. Galileo told the truth -- recanting it did not change the truth, it only prolonged the lies of the Church. Waffler's comments are typical of his sychophantic delusions -- in other words, if reality gets too tough to face, stick with a nice fantasy and live comfortably, don't challenge unlawful authority, don't argue with your masters, etc. That is the mentality of a house slave. Camus said: "Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear," so I doubt Waffler's paraphrasing of him.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Archer's arrow is true and straight. Though I don't fault Galileo for saving his / his family's hide. And I commend the courage of the Founders for risking everything.
     -- Filby, Washington, DC     
    Few bother to learn truth, it seems as though the less a person knows about a subject, the more certain that person is that his or her view on the subject is correct. Too bad, I agree with Archer
     -- GRL, Naples,Florida     
     -- MP, CA      
     -- jim k, Austin      
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