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    Amendment I of the U.S. Constitution:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country.
    - Robert F. Kennedy

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
    - Aristotle

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    - Benjamin Franklin

    Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
    - Dwight D. Eisenhower

    A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
    - Edward Abbey

    My notion of democracy is that under it the weakest shall have the same opportunities as the strongest.
    - Gandhi

    If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
    - Henry David Thoreau

    Justice will only exist where those not effected by injustice are filled with the same amount of indignation as those offended.
    - Plato

    I know of no safe repository of the ultimate power of society but the people. And if we think them not enlightened enough, the remedy is not to take power from them, but to inform them by education.
    - Thomas Jefferson

    Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried.
    - Winston Churchil

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