1. 10

    A society, in the process of moving forward, often appears to be tearing itself apart. Certainly, an age of rapid change, such as ours, produces many paradoxes. But perhaps the most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.

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  2. 9

    Legislators represent people, not trees or acres. Legislators are elected by voters, not farms or cities or economic interests.

    27
  3. 8

    It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

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  4. 7

    It is doubtful that congress would pass the Bill of Rights if it were introduced today.

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  5. 6

    In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education.

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  6. 5

    We are now at the point where we must decide whether we are to honour the concept of a plural society which gains strength through diversity, or whether we are to have bitter fragmentation that will result in perpetual tension and strife.

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  7. 4

    When the rights of any individual or group are chipped away, the freedom of all erodes.

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  8. 3

    Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism.

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  9. 2

    The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual.

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  10. 1

    The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.

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  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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