Saturday, March 26, 2005

Early Warning

Excerpts From a Speech to the Harvard Law School Forum, February 16, 1999:

"I've come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain "acceptable" thoughts and speech are mandated...

"Americans know something without a name is undermining the nation, turning the mind mushy when it comes from separating truth from falsehood and right from wrong...

"Disobedience is in our DNA. We feel kinship with that disobedient spirit that tossed tea into Boston Harbor, that sent Thoreau to jail, that refused to sit in the back of the bus...

"So that this nation may long endure, I urge you to follow in the hallowed footsteps of the great disobediences of history that freed exiles, founded religions, defeated tyrants, and - by God's grace, built this country."

- Charlton Heston

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