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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-24-04 12:16 PM
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"Power concedes nothing without a demand....."
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"Those who profess to favor freedom
and yet deprecate agitation,
are like 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 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 people will submit to,
and you have found out the exact amount of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and
these will continue until they are resisted
with either words or blows, or with both.

The limits of tyrants are presribed by the
endurance of those whom they oppress.

-Frederick Douglass
August 4, 1857
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