"All discussion, all debate, all dissidence tends to question
and in consequence, to upset existing convictions;
that is precisely its purpose and its justification."
by:
Judge Learned Hand
(1872-1961), Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals
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 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
 -- Mike, Norwalk      
 -- Dick, Fort Worth      
Reston. For this quote you approve of dissidence, and on other quotes you approve of laws to control dissidence. "Contradictions cannot exist." Your premises are flawed.
 -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    St. John Perse gives us a lovely quote related in spirit, I think, to Learned Hand's offering: "It is good for a man to be forced from time to time, to listen in silence to opinions which positively infuriate him ; otherwise he will make a pillow of his mind." Slightly inacuurate, I fear.
     -- Jim, Greenbelt, Md.     
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    I do not know Jim (very, very well) but his efforts here are heroic. In these times, we need more Jims. I think Jim could be the next Thomas Jefferson. Bravo Jim!
     -- Neil, College Park, Maryland     
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    I meant to give Jim 5 stars--- my "stars" are worse than my Jim's "inaccurate" spelling. Sorry, but kudos to Jim and a Free Press. The world expects nothing less from US&A
     -- Neil, College Park (p.o. Box)     
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    The last of the saving graces of America.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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