Just a Girl Lost 2

Just a girl lost~ Here I share bits & pieces of me, in poetry, prose, music & posts from writers who inspire me.

Would-Be Tyrants Capture Language to Control Thought – Foundation for Economic Education

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“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!’

~ Samuel Adams

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”

~ John Milton

If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.”

[Response to questionnaire in Saturday Review, October 29 1960]
John F. Kennedy

https://fee.org/articles/would-be-tyrants-capture-language-to-control-thought/

Surround yourself with people too afraid to speak, and you left yourself to only your own ideas. That could be disastrous. It was important to have men who would question you and see flaws in your plans, so long as you could control them. It was all about control.”

~ Brandon Sanderson

Today the aggressor is the shepherd of peace, and the beaten and hunted are the troublemakers of the world. What’s more, there are whole races who believe it!” ~Erich Maria Remarque

Author: justagirllost2

Just a girl lost in some ways, found in others. Writing my thoughts, ideas, dreams, realities, pieces of me ~ not all pretty~ definitely real ~ I'm a mother with faith in God's divine providence. Belief that my mistakes and selfishness and chaotic past are a jumbled tapestry that in the end will be woven heavenly. That all is never what it seems. That good will always claim victory and there is a plan beyond what human eyes and our fallen natures can see. My three children are my miracles, my life, my blessings. They inspire me to be a better woman and human being. I hope that you and I share and learn from each other in the beauty and reality of life on this ever evolving journey. xo ~ This is a place without masks ~ without broken glass paths ~ This is a place to be free To be the me He created me to be ~ Just a girl lost XxX

3 thoughts on “Would-Be Tyrants Capture Language to Control Thought – Foundation for Economic Education

  1. That Remarque quote really hits the nail on the head.

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