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To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

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In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country

In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country

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All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases read more

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

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The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to "create" rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights read more

The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to "create" rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.

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We need to guarantee equal rights and civil rights and say that, here in America, workers have the right to read more

We need to guarantee equal rights and civil rights and say that, here in America, workers have the right to organize - women have the right to choose - and justice belongs to everyone regardless of race or gender or sexual orientation.

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When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the read more

When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.

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A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights read more

A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.

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From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a read more

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.

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Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong read more

Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.

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