The way forward has to be a unified effort; not 'us' and 'them' .... but an open, honest journey together.

Jacinta Nampijinpa Price.

Children do not become strong if they are protected from setbacks, teasing, exclusion and conflicts.

Jonathan Haidt.

If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

George Washington.

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.

Noam Chomsky.

“The spirit of liberty is that which is not sure it’s right” words to that effect  – Learned Hand 

The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilised society.

Mark Skousen.

I disagree with everything you say but will defend to the death your right to say it

Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right. Jane Goodall

Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. Karl Popper

In our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
Mark Twain

He that goeth about to persuade a multitude that they are not so well governed as they ought to be shall never want attentive and favorable hearers.

If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. Thomas Jefferson

“The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually slaves of some defunct economist. I am sure that the power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas."

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"He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that." J.S. Mill