Monday, July 04, 2005

On Liberty

This, mi compadres, is John Stuart Mill,
whom, I would argue,
would have been a staunch supporter of blogging,
had it only existed in his time.
Check out his take on freedom of opinion:
"First, if any opinion is compelled to silence, that opinion may, for ought
we can certainly know, be true. To deny this is to assume our own infallibility.
Second, though the silenced opinion may be an error, it may,
and very often does, contain a portion of the truth...
it is only by the collision of adverse opinions that the
remainder of the truth
has any chance of being supplied."
He goes on of course, but suffice it to say,
be proud of yourself for upholding the central pillars of the pursuit of truth:
free speech, open criticism and public debate.
Happy Independence, Freedom,
and Thank God and Thomas Jefferson
for Free Speech Day
and
BLOG ON!!

Portions of this post were blatantly ripped from The Ethics of Teaching, 4th ed. by Kenneth Strike and Jonas F. Soltis.

This message jointly funded by the Anti-Plagiarist's League, the High-Falutin' Citation Society, and the Contaminate Others With Your Grad-School Curriculum Consortium.

5 comments:

defiant goddess said...

Yeah!

Azathoth said...

Bloggin on and on and on!

Ari said...

WOO HOO! YEE HAA! and stuff.

Hey FYI people, something got jacked up here...blogger was not emailing me when people posted. So I'm going to investigate that now, as I get warm fuzzies each time I see comments in my inbox. :D

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

John Stuart Mill. College. Ugh!

Dr. T said...

Good quotes. I try to provide to said opinion pool often myself at my own blog. :-) But, of course, you already know that. :-)

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