Food for Thought

Originally posted July 26, 2009

“Don’t regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression.” – Gerard K. O’Neill

Seeing the varied and heated responses to our political climate lately — not the least of which have been bouncing around Facebook, on the pages of my family and friends — has made me repeat the above statement to myself over and over. It’s not an easy lesson to learn.

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