• We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately. -Benjamin Franklin, Freedom Fighter

  • We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. -Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom Fighter

  • Let us be cautious in making assertions and critical in examining them, but tolerant in permitting linguistic forms. -Rudolf Carnap, Philosopher

  • A clash of doctrines is not a disaster—it is an opportunity. -Alfred North Whitehead, Philosopher

  • If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Poet

  • Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. -Rumi, Mystic

  • If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. – Rene Descartes, Philosopher

  • A house divided against itself cannot stand. -Abraham Lincoln, President

  • Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einstein, Scientist

  • Be the change you want to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi, Freedom Fighter

Nelson Mandela

What must it take for a man to fight for freedom with the commitment and courage Nelson Mandela showed … and … then … after 27 years in prison … forgive his oppressors? Truly forgive them. Not Read more »

Thanksgiving, 2013

Thanksgiving and Chanukah coincide this year.  As Chanukah is a story of mankind’s struggle for freedom, it’s only right and proper that freedom be high on the list of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. And Read more »

Independence Day, 2013

Two hundred thirty seven years ago 56 men pledged their life, liberty and sacred honor to give birth to a new nation, a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created Read more »

Memorial Day, 2013

 … that these dead shall not have died in vain. Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America, spoke these words at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four Read more »

Martin Luther King Day, 2013

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, 1964 It is still the Winter of America’s discontent. It is as a Read more »

Thanksgiving 2012

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof… -US Constitution, First Amendment, 1791 It was in the 4th grade when Mr. Welch taught me about religious freedom.  Mr. Welch, Read more »

Constitution Day, 2012

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves Read more »

Independence Day, 2012

In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, On July 1, 1776—on a hot and humid summer day—in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, John Adams of Massachusetts was locked in debate with Read more »

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