Never Forget

Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941
Never forget.

There aren’t many people left who have a personal memory of the events that occurred on this day in 1941. I decided that I wanted to say something. After some thought, I discovered I wasn’t smart enough to contribute anything new or noteworthy to the discussion. 

I noodled around on the Internet and came up with a series of quotes, all by the same person. While they do not address Pearl Harbor, WWII, or the sacrifice of all the servicemen and women they do reflect what it is to be an American.

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.

Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.

We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.

Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor.

A people who extend civil liberties only to preferred groups start down the path either to dictator ship of the right or left.

I read these quotes and find that they reflect ideals that any conservative can get behind and support. Consider how these sentiments would be received today. I am not going to name the author, figure it out yourself.

Here is his picture, taken outside of his usual context.