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Quotation: Henry David Thoreau about being “men first, and subjects afterwards”!

Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Discuss


Quotation: Henry David Thoreau about a better govenment

To speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Discuss

Jolting the mind for action: from The Nader Page

These are suggested summer readings from Ralph Nader to activate the citizen’s mind:  More…