"I think that the influence towards suppression of minority views – towards orthodoxy in thinking about public issues – has been more subconscious than unconscious, stemming to a very great extent from the tendency of Americans to conform…not to deviate or depart from an orthodox point of view."
by:
William O. Douglas
(1898-1980), U. S. Supreme Court Justice
Source:
1952
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I'm not quite sure how to rate this  my comment is; "Okay", that's nice. Justice Douglas' orthodox point of view came from a self understanding deeply entrenched in an anti—laws of nature and of nature's God (Declaration of independence) legal positivism (an elitest god can make law).
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Licentious Liberty, from The then, current Orthodoxy of church and state rule of the Individual gave way for the Individual Sovereign before the Creator of Heaven and Earth. And to this day the current Nations, Even the USA will deny such a standing of Independence of the Individual Sovereign At Liberty with Freedom from Oppression, and the oppressive nature of the socialistic, overbearing Nanny state. Churchill and FDR can along with all the rest of the socialist industrial banking elites kiss eternities eternal light of natural law.

     -- Ronw13, ID     
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    Suppression of the truth is a conscious effort by the vast criminal populous. But the chief justice does note the idea of subconscious which is a bipolar attribute. Mentally healthy individuals have no subconscious only the alienated criminal mind has such an attribute.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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