Glad to see things are cooking here at Docudharma! I apologize that I have been AWOL and probably will be for another few days. My mother passed away Friday night. The funeral is on Wednesday. I’m doing fine, all things considered and will be back before you know it. I’ll look forward to hooking back up with you then.
In the mean time, here are some thoughts from one of my heroes.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. . . .”
Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
“it is the great parent of science & of virtue: and that a nation will be great in both, always in proportion as it is free.”
Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Willard, March 24, 1789
“our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”
Thomas Jefferson to Dr. James Currie, January 28, 1786
“nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.”
Thomas Jefferson to John Norvell, June 11, 1807
“I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.”
Thomas Jefferson to William Plumer, July 21, 1816
“bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. education & free discussion are the antidotes of both.”
Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, August 1, 1816
“Every generation needs a new revolution.”
And a couple of thoughts from another of my heroes.
“The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.”
Ciao! Hasta luego muchachos!