Saturday, July 02, 2005

“Real patriots ask questions” — Carl Sagan

“The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies” — Thomas Jefferson

“Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety” — Benjamin Franklin

“Be true to yourself and you cannot be a traitor to any good cause on Earth” — Eugene Debs

“[D]issent is the highest form of patriotism” — Howard Zinn

In other words, happy Independence Day. (According to Richard Shenkman, citing some scholarly literature in his book Legends, Lies and Cherished Myths of American History [1988], the actual date in which we declared independence from the British Crown was the Second of July, not the Fourth.)

P.S.: I have just returned from finally seeing (after two long weeks) Batman Begins, which I say was excellent. My review of it will have to wait until ... I return from vacation at Bethany for the weekend. Until then, goodbye.

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