"Of all the inanimate objects, of all men’s creations, books are the nearest to us, for they contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our indignations, our illusions, our fidelity to truth, and our persistent leaning toward error."
Joseph Conrad
Notes on Life and Letters
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I like it a lot ! Freedom of speech is often based on books read (if it is not in your mind its probably not coming out of your mouth). The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land's theocratic seminaries (government schools) make sure books relaying natural law, liberty and inalienable rights are missing from the curriculum.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    I believe that speaking is the very essence of our nature. "In the beginning was the Word..." Creation itself follows the word, and I believe we are in a constant state of creation, not in a state of entropy dying out. We live in a world of words, really. Change your mind, and the world changes. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    As Wittgenstein expressed it:

    " The limits of my language mean the limits of my world."
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    " Prior Restraint " is alive and well, Why on earth are [ They ] the Supreme Court, not using " Clear and Present Danger " for the suppression of Antifa. Because [ it ] does not suit the socialist agenda. Yet " prior restraint " is used against publishing, in order to suppress the knowledge of our philosophical foundation of Liberty and Freedom at At Natural laws of nature. Causing a natural knee jerk effect, through nature with the shaking of all knowledge, held in words of untruth, unrighteousness. The Creator declares that which is right, in harmony with all laws of nature. Science seeks after God= Quantum entanglement. Truth seeks the reality of the Creators interaction with mankind. We as a people are in the " heavenly house of Change " the eleventh house. as those stars declare Saad Al Melik, Saad Al Sund, the pouring forth of the record, of that which returns as in a circle. The awakening and time of visitation once again. The understanding of conscience is one thing, the soul another, but the " Quickening Spirit " is altogether different, for therein we meet our visitor the Creator. As king David said, I have been set in a Large room, upon a Rock. The waters of the cosmos being revealed to him. Psalm 18, then 19. The heavens declare the glory of God. One the most famous Rocket scientist favorite chapters, Psalm 19, the 19th book in a KJB. the rabbit hole goes very deep in a sea of words. He has set my hand in the rivers and my left hand in the sea. In this age of grace, mankind is built up for an habitation of God by his Spirit.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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