"Freedom is not worth living if it does not connote freedom to err.
It passes my comprehension how human beings,
be they ever so experienced and able,
can delight in depriving other human beings of that previous right."
Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
(1869-1948) Leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India
quoted in Pearls Wisdom (Glanze & Agel), 1987
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 -- ron ron, memphis tn      
ABSOLUTELY ! ! ! A true statement on another deprived right.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- jim k, austin tx      
    You can't learn without being able to make mistakes. A 'self-governing' people are those that have the individual ability to steer themselves away from danger while travelling the road of life. Collectivists have twisted the meaning of 'self-government' to mean choosing a few 'leaders' to govern the rest of us.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Gandhi was so very, very wise.
     -- Mary - MI     
    I do beg to question, why it passes his comprehension. The right to err, must follow with correction. Weather through conscience, or carnal law. It might be a wise statement, but considering India, and their state of affairs. He must not have had much influence. One of the most prejudice people on the planet. Lacking moral fiber. Selling crack pipes in their little shops all across or nation.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
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