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November 3, 2004
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· De-Voted to Thoreau ·
But lest we think our business is nothing more — always after merely counting up votes — I thought to cite someone who knew otherwise. It is Henry David Thoreau in Civil Disobedience. As the great issue of his day was slavery, just as the fight between liberty and security is of ours — and of defending one against the other — Thoreau caught perfectly the difficulty of a more genuine, authentic suffrage in America.
Here's a passage prompting the main claim from Thoreau's introduction:
Oh, in the clear interest of unity yesterday, I decided to make a "favicon.ico." Bookmark YGS and you may see it (Right, Left, and Center) as · You Got Style · Do carry on!
Thoreau's last introductory paragraph makes a more sharply styled point on devotion:
Thanks, Styles, for this refreshing reminder of Thoreau's perspective.
I think at least 55 million Americans will be looking to Thoreau for guidance these next few years. Good stuff, Styles.
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