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18 July 2011

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Richard Sale

You have not "worn out your welcome" with me. Your essays are always thought provoking.

Just having reread John Stuart Mill's "Liberty of Thought and Discussion," I am even more impressed with your arguments. You show, by taking dissenting opinions head on, the importance of differing opinions in clarifying thought. One of JSM's central points is that those who censor dissentiousness place their ideas, therefore themselves, in a position of being infallible, resulting in the atrophy of moral beliefs.

LOTAD should be required reading for our politicians who have made the nation ungovernable by the intractability of their ideas. The number of pledges Bachmann and other presidential candidates have signed , in my opinion, makes them unfit for any public office.

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