Dissent is Not Disloyalty

Edward R Murrow

“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.”
Edward R.  Murrow, journalist

Video Source: YouTube

Howard Zinn

“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”
Howard Zinn, historian

Source: TomPaine.com Interview with Howard Zinn

Frederick Douglass

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them.”
Frederick Douglass, orator

Text Source:  Douglass address on West India Emancipation 08-04-1857

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