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In 1913, Charles T. Spading (1871-1959) wrote a ebook of outstanding prescience that expected the systematic improvement of an American libertarian culture. He referred to as it Liberty and the nice Libertarians. What he supplied was once a biography and highbrow research of a few thirty nice thinkers. most respected is his notable activity of enhancing. He chooses the easiest and such a lot enightening in their writings and brings them to lifestyles.

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To limit the press is to insult the nation; to prohibit the reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves. Should we to destroy error compel it to silence? No. How then? Let it talk on. Error, obscure of itself, is rejected by every sound understanding. If time have not given it credit, and it be not favored by government, it cannot bear the eye 48 Liberty and the Great Libertarians of examination. —Helvetius. I care not for the truth or error of the opinions held or uttered, nor for the wisdom of the words or time of their attempted expression, when I cqnsider this great question of fundamental significance, this great fight which must first be secure before free society can be said to stand on any foundation, but only on temporary or capricious props.

58 Liberty and the Great Libertarians The greatest thing in the world is for a man to know that he is his own. We ought to hold with all our force, both of hands and teeth, the use of the pleasures of life that one after another our years snatch away from us. To speak less of one's self than what one really is, is folly, not modesty; and to take that for current pay which is under a man's value is pusillanimity and cowardice. Retire yourself into yourself, but first prepare yourself there to receive yourself; it were folly to trust yourself in your own hands if you cannot govern yourself.

Rich or poor, white or black, great or small, wise or foolish, in season or out of season, in the right or in the wrong, whosoever will speak, let him speak, and whosoever will hear, let him hear. And let no one pretend to the prerogative of judging another man's liberty. —/. A. Andrews, Governor of Massachusetts. We will speak out, we will be heard, Though all earth's systems crack; We will not bate a single word, Nor take a letter back. Let liars fear, let cowards shrink, Let traitors turn away; Whatever we have dared to think That dare we also say.

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