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❝Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.❞

John Adams passing day

Lived 30Oct1735 to 04Jul1826 (91). 2nd President of the United States, historian, diplomat, political theorist.

Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.
     — John Adams


☥ ▽ ❝We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal…❞

Thomas Jefferson • Before passing day

Lived 13Apr1743 to 04Jul1826. Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
     — Thomas Jefferson


❝I will offer a choice, not an echo.❞

Barry Goldwater passing day

Lived 01Jan1909 to 29May1998 (89 years). U.S. Senator, politician, statesman, conservative, libertarian.

I will offer a choice, not an echo.
     — Barry Goldwater


☥ ▽ ❝Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do❞

Peter McWilliams • Before passing day

Lived 05Aug1949 to 14Jun2000 (50). Small "L" libertarian, drug war martyr and author of Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do. Died choking on his own vomit because he could not legally get medical marijuana.

Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do
     — Peter McWilliams


☥ ▽ ❝Action speaks louder…❞

Samuel Clemens • Before passing day.

Lived 30Nov1835 to 21Apr1910 (74). Author, humorist, satirist, philosopher. Father of the American novel.

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
     — Mark Twain


Happy Towel Day!

Douglas Adams Passing Day

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