“It is easy to make light of insistence on scrupulous regard for the safeguards of civil liberties when invoked on behalf of the unworthy. History bears testimony that by such disregard are the rights of liberty extinguished, heedlessly at first, then stealthily, and brazenly in the end.”
Source : Davis v. United States, 328 U.S. 582, 597, 1946.
Source : Erwin Chargaff (1977). “Voices in the labyrinth: nature, man, and science”, Harper San Francisco
“The progress of the American Revolution has been so rapid and such the alteration of manners, the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas that almost universally prevail, that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions have been nearly annihilated.”
Source : Mercy Otis Warren (1805). “History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: Interspersed with Biographical, Political and Moral Observations”, p.4
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