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Quote from Gerald W. Johnson,

"We are reluctant to admit that we owe our liberties
to men of a type that today we hate and fear --
unruly men, disturbers of the peace, men who resent and denounce
what Whitman called 'the insolence of elected persons' -- in a word, free men."


Gerald W. Johnson (more quotes by Gerald W. Johnson or books by/about Gerald W. Johnson)

(1890-1980) American journalist, editor, essayist, historian, biographer, novelist


American Freedom and the Press, 1958


America, Disobedience, Dissent, Election, Fear, Freedom, Independence, Individualist, Liberty, Peace, Protest, Resistance


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