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Location: Arizona
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For those who would say I 'm off base in my political comments, I refer to one of my heroes -- abolitionist (and former slave) Frederick Douglass:

For those who don't bother to find out where their candidates stand: "A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people."

For those who don't think their candidate's associations matter: "A man's character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him. "

For those who say conservatives should be quiet and accept it: "Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. "

For those who think Republicans don't support freedom: "I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. "

For those who would bully others into silence through ridicule and name calling: "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence."

For those who think we should just be quiet and accept it (Part II): "If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning."

For those who would sacrifice the rights of other gun owners because it doesn't affect their own gun cabinets: "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."

For those who think conservatives should give it up: "The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose. "

For those who think we need to reinstate the fairness doctrine: "To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker."

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Yes Yes Yes

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Excellent! Thanks for sharing Expat. Thumbs up

Location: Florida,USA
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I did a paper on Frederick Douglass some many years ago. What you have posted only scratches the surface of what this Great Man is About.

Thanks for posting Ex.
Other than our diferences on Big Oil and Profits I am in agreement with your views.

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