"Let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety
with which error of opinion may be tolerated,
where reason is left free to combat it."
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
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An excellent observation at applied liberty - we hold this truth to be self evident. Un-tolerated error occurs at the point of, an acted out broken natural law. Justice is then that which oversees the wrongfully disturbed.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    ... I don't know where I heard/read it (maybe here!), but it stuck with me: "The freedom to be wrong." That should make all of us ( yes, you too -- oh, and me, also ) feel FREE !
     -- Bob, Charlotte, VT     
    To err is but human but to make due amends for it is as much just that and not any divinity !!
     -- vedapushpa, Bengalore India     
    I'm all for tolerating opposing opinions -- even 'incorrect' ones. It's when I am forced to accept them and/or support/pay for them.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    I agree with Archer.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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