Senate on Domestic Intelligence

"In times of crisis, the Government will exercise its power to conduct domestic intelligence activities to the fullest extent. The distinction between legal dissent and criminal conduct is easily forgotten. Our job is to recommend means to help ensure that the distinction will always be observed."

-- Church Committee (Senate), 1976

The basis of government...

"In proportion as weakness and ignorance shall diminish, the basis of government will also decay."

-- William Godwin

Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.

"Intellectual passion drives out sensuality."

-- Leonardo Da Vinci

The restriction of knowledge...

"It is not enough for a handful of experts to attempt the solution of a problem, to solve it and then to apply it. The restriction of knowledge to an elite group destroys the spirit of society and leads to its intellectual impoverishment."

-- Albert Einstein

Educated in America

"It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind."

-- James Baldwin
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