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Just as there is a very short distance between the U.S. and Cuba, there is a very short distance between a democracy and a dictatorship where the government gets to decide what to do, how to think, and how to live. And sometimes your freedom is not taken away at gunpoint, but instead it is done one piece of paper at a time, one seemingly meaningless rule at a time, one small silencing at a time. Never allow the government — or anyone else — to tell you what you can or cannot believe or what you can and cannot say or what your conscience tells you to have to do or not do.

— Armando Valladares

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I don’t want my children fed or clothed by the state, but if I had to choose, I would prefer that to their being educated by the state.

— Max Victor Belz

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It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.

— Sally Kempton

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The future is too interesting and dangerous to be entrusted to any predictable, reliable agency. We need all the fallibility we can get.Most of all, we need to preserve the absolute unpredictability and total improbability of our connected minds. That way we can keep open all the options, as we have in the past.

— Lewis Thomas

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Together we have come to realize that for most men the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school.

— Ivan Illich

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The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.

— Thomas Paine

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To argue against any breach of liberty from the ill use that may be made of it,
is to argue against liberty itself, since all is capable of being abused.

— Lord George Lyttleton

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No duty, however, binds us to these so-called laws, whose corrupting influence menaces what is noblest in our being…

— Benjamin Constant

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A stupid person can make only certain, limited types of errors; the mistakes open to a clever fellow are far broader. But to the one who knows how smart he is compared to everyone else, the possibilities for
true idiocy are boundless.

— Steven Brust

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At the foundation of our civil liberties lies the principle that denies to government officials an exceptional position before the law and which subjects them to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen.

— Louis D. Brandeis