Sunday, November 18, 2012

Frederick Douglas once said...

A paraphrase of  Frederick Douglas

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” 
“No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.” 
“Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.”
“To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.”
and finally 
“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.”
Let's try a few of my own....
  "When you think there is nothing you can do, you can deny consent."  
  "Resistance is ritual, rather than futile to instate Liberty." 
             - Sheila M. Dean


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