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And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in all the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.
And this I must fight against: any idea, religion or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about. I can understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the free mind, for this is the one thing which can by inspection destroy such a system.
Man is the only kind of varmint that sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.
We may be thankful that frightened civil authorities ... have not managed to eradicate from the country
the tradition of the possession and use of firearms, that profound and almost instinctive tradition of Americans. Luckily for us, our tradition
of bearing arms has not gone from the country, the tradition is so deep and so dear to us that it is one of the most treasured parts of the Bill of Rights
-- the right of all Americans to bear arms, with the implication that they will know how to use them.
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