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"Liberty ... was a two-headed boon.
There was first, the liberty of the people as a whole
to determine the forms of their own government,
to levy their own taxes, and to make their own laws....
There was second, the liberty of the individual man
to live his own life, within the limits of decency and decorum,
as he pleased -- freedom from the despotism of the majority."

H. L. Mencken
(1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic

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