Archive for January, 2011

Quote of the day, Jan. 22

January 22, 2011

John F. Kennedy, on freedom of religion (1959)

“Whatever one’s religion in his private life may be, for the officeholder, nothing takes precedence over his oath to uphold the Constitution and all its parts — including the First Amendment and the strict separation of church and state.”

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Quote of the day, Jan. 21

January 21, 2011

Thomas Jefferson, on freedom of the press (1816)

“Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 20

January 19, 2011

William Stead, on the press (1886)

“The Press is at once the eye and the ear and the tongue of the people. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 19

January 19, 2011

John F. Kennedy, on liberty

“Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 18

January 17, 2011

President Barack Obama, on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Dr. King obviously had a dream of justice and equality in our society, but he also had a dream of service, that you could be a drum major for service, that you could lead by giving back to our communities.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 17

January 17, 2011

Justice William J. Brennan, on the Bill of Rights (1982)

“The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to ‘create’ rights.  Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 16

January 16, 2011
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, on the nature of action
“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 15

January 15, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr., on freedom (1963)

“Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 14

January 14, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr., on silence

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 13

January 13, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr., on the right to vote

“Give us the ballot, and we will transform the salient misdeeds of bloodthirsty mobs into the calculated good deeds of orderly citizens.”