Jacob Appelbaum - validvalues.org (photo by Richard Lahuis)

Jacob Appelbaum

“the basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. but I should mean that every man should receive those papers & be capable of reading them.”
Thomas Jefferson writing to Edward Carrington – Paris Jan. 16. 1787

“God grant that not only the love of liberty, but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say “this is my country.”
Benjamin Franklin

“If I am not for myself, who is for me? And being for my own self, what am ‘I’? And if not now, when?”