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“Follow the voice of your heart, even if it leads you off the path of timid souls. Do not become hard and embittered, even if life tortures you at times. There is only one thing that counts: to live one’s life well and happily… ”

~Wilhelm Reich, 24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957

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Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. … President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world. … No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant. Not only did President Trump fail to speak the truth about an adversary; but speaking for America to the world, our president failed to defend all that makes us who we are — a republic of free people dedicated to the cause of liberty at home and abroad. American presidents must be the champions of that cause if it is to succeed. Americans are waiting and hoping for President Trump to embrace that sacred responsibility. One can only hope they are not waiting totally in vain.”

~John McCain, U.S. Senator

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“In that direction,” the Cat said, waving its right paw round, “lives a Hatter: and in that direction,” waving the other paw, “lives a March Hare.  Visit either you like: they’re both mad.”
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here.  I’m mad.  You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”

~Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898; from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, chapter VI Pig and Pepper

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“The Constitution… Its language is ‘we the people’.  Not we the white people, not even we the citizens, not we the privileged class, not we the high, not we the low, but we the people.  Not we the horses, sheep, and swine, and wheel-barrows, but we the people, we the human inhabitants…”

~Frederick Douglass, 1818 – 1895

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“It takes no compromise to give people their rights…it takes no money to respect the individual.  It takes no political deal to give people freedom.  It takes no survey to remove repression.”

“All men are created equal.  Now matter how hard they try, they can never erase those words.  That is what America is about.”

“Hope will never be silent.”

~Harvey Milk, May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978