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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Speaking Out in a Free Society

I found a quotation that I thought particularly appropriate for the world today, the world seething in conflict, racism and in need of a good dose of humor. In an article on Mark Twain, Richard Lacayo (Time Magazine) commented:

"The last thing you need in a free society is people who know their place."


Don't you love it? That Mark Twain spoke out not only made him a great writer, it made him a remembered writer.



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Carolyn Howard-Johnson wrote the foreword for Eric Dinyer's book of patriotic quotations, Support Our Troops, published by Andrews McMeel. Part of the proceeds for the book benefit Fisher House. Her chapbook of poetry won the Military Writers Society of America's award of excellence.

2 comments:

sonam said...

Does anyone live in a subdivision where there are several people who ignore the subdivision rules?
I do. No one is supposed to have those ugly fences on the top of their pools, and it seems that everyone in the sub with a pool has one of those. My neighbor has one, and I have to look at that hideous thing every time I look out my window. Then there is my other neighbor who has three dogs. The maximum number of dogs is supposed to be two. I wouldn't mind the three, but two of them are pit bulls who viciously snarl and growl and act like they are going to eat my dog when they are outside. Even the owners scream at them to stop. It is very unnerving. Then one of the board members is delinquent by 3 years on the dues because she has decided she doesn't need to pay since she is on the board. I can't take the neighbors around here. I was looking for a forum to vent about the jerks around here and I came across this site called http://urajerk.com and I sent all of those idiots on the board and all my lovely neighbors with the ugly pools an anonymous card. LOL I loved it. I know it sounds stupid but I feel better. He he he.

Adam said...

That is an awesome quote!

here is another

"The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties"...Thomas Jefferson 1808.