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Old 01-27-2013, 09:08   #1
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27 January - International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day - 27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.


“So I was hiding out in the heap of dead bodies because in the last week when the crematoria didn’t function at all, the bodies were just building up higher and higher. So there I was at nighttime, in the daytime I was roaming around in the camp, and this is where I actually survived, January 27, I was one of the very first, Birkenau was one of the very first camps being liberated. This was my, my survival chance.”
—Bart Stern

“Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)… There are just some kind of men who – who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.” - To Kill A Mockingbird (Atticus Finch)

“Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.” - Robert Heinlein
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:56   #2
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"First they came for the communists, but I didn't speak out, because I was not a communist. Then they came for the Jews....and then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me."

Martin Niemoller from Crisis ans Leviathan
It is those who believe that written constitutions can protect the individual from the exercise of state power who
hold to a baseless idealism, particularly when it is the state’s judicial powers of interpretation that define the range of such authority.

J. Albert Nock

Participating in a gun buy back because you believe that the criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you believe that the neighbors have too many kids.
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