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Endless oppression brings the Paine.

“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.” – Thomas Paine Thomas Paine was an Englishman who made it to America just in time to take part in the American Revolution.  He was the journalist […]

John Adams feared ignorance.

“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.” – John Adams In this quote, by America’s second president, he refers the secrecy in government.  He believed that people could not have liberty without the knowledge of what their representatives were up to. I fully believe that John Adams was onto something.  Today, with their […]