Monday, August 04, 2014

Quote of the day........

Finally, the fundamental flaw, 

which will ultimately destroy this prohibition 

as it did the last one, is that criminal sanctions cannot, 

and should not attempt to, prohibit personal conduct 

which does no harm to others. 

-- Judge Robert Sweet
(U.S. District Ct., N.Y.)
Source: February 12, 1996, National Review

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From the standpoint of freedom of speech and the press,

it is enough to point out that the state has 

no legitimate interest in protecting any or all religions 

from views distasteful to them...

It is not the business of government to suppress

real or imagined attacks upon 

a particular religious doctrine.

-- Justice Tom C. Clark
(1899-1977) U. S. Supreme Court Justice
Source: Burstyn v. Wilson, 1952

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Rightful liberty is unobstructed action 

according to our will within limits 

drawn around us by the equal rights of others. 

I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' 

because law is often but the tyrant's will, and

always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

-- Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, 
Drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President