"It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself,
to resist invasions of it in the case of others."
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Notes on the State of Virginia, 1784
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We hold this truth to be self evident ! ! ! This principle of freedom has been proven over, and over, and over again throughout all of history. The current assault on religion is an example of the quote's absolute accuracy.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    If we let the government get away with it on someone else, it will come around to bite us as well.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    cal, good comment. That reminds me of; "They came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up." (Martin Niemller)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    We must protect for others the same principles of freedom and liberty we require for ourselves.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
     -- E Archer, NYC      
    Under the current oppressive conditions, I think it is appropriate to bring to mind our Constitution,
    In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for the redress in the most humble terms; our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
    Ref: United States Constitution
    I do believe impeachment is in order.!
     -- watchman 13, USA     
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