"When complaints are freely heard,
deeply considered, and speedily reformed,
then is the utmost bound of civil liberty
obtained that wise men look for."
by:
John Milton
(1608-1674) Poet
Source:
Areopagitica, 1644
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 -- warren, olathe      
And when complaints are NOT freely heard, NOT deeply considered, and NOT speedily reformed. then is the utmost tyranny obtained. Hmm, what form do we have today...?
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    I would make that "valid complaints". Those who whine and complain about trivialities should expect no consideration or reform. They shouldn't even expect to be heard (no one has a right to be heard). All they should expect is to be told to shut the hell up.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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     -- jim k, Austin, Tx      
    (-; Ken, I think if the whine or otherwise invalid complaint was freely heard and deeply considered, the speedy reform would be "shut the hell up". ;-)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- watchman 13, USA      
     
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