"Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults."-- Socrates

"Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent and debate." -- Hubert H. Humphrey

"It is the fist responsibility of every citizen to question authority."-- Benjamin Franklin

"Liberty has never come from the government.
Liberty has always come from the subjects of government.
The history of liberty is the history of resistance.
The history of liberty is a history
of the limitation of governmental power,
not the increase of it."
-- Woodrow Wilson

"Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good."-- Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

"The objector and the rebel who raises his voice against what he believes to be the injustice of the present and the wrongs of the past is the one who hunches the world along." -- Clarence S. Darrow

"The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute." -- J. William Fulbright

"For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?" -- Dante Alighieri

"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it." -- George Bernard Shaw

Nei luoghi deserti
noi costruiremo con nuovi mattoni.

Ci sono macchine e mani
e creta per nuovi mattoni
e calce per nuovo cemento.

Dove i mattoni sono crollati
noi costruiremo con nuove pietre.

Dove le travi sono marcite
noi costruiremo con nuovo legno.

Dove la parola non è pronunciata
noi costruiremo un nuovo linguaggio.

C'è un lavoro comune
e una fede per tutti,
un compito per ognuno.

Ogni uomo ha il suo compito.

Thomas Stearns Eliot, "Noi costruiremo"

"When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out."-- Reverend Martin Niemoeller

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.

-- Karl Marx

The good people sleep much better at night than the bad people. Of course, the bad people enjoy the waking hours much more. Woody Allen (1935-____) --American humorist, director, actor, author