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------------------------------------------------------------------------- | LIBERTARIAN PARTY Libertarian Party | | Defenders of Liberty NEWS P.O. Box 64832 | | ---- Dallas, TX 75206 | | metro 214-558-1776 | ------------------------------------------------------------------------- For immediate release. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Wednesday 21 April 1993 Karen Tegtmeyer, Secretary, Texas LP 214-827-5476 LIBERTARIAN ORGANIZATIONS TO PROTEST B.A.T.F. NEAR WACO AT NOON THIS SATURDAY ============================================= Members of several libertarian-oriented organizations will hold a protest at the intersection of Loop 340 and FM-2491 near Waco at noon Saturday, April 24. The protest is intended to call the public's attention to the unconstitutional use of force by the B.A.T.F. in its raid on the nearby church compound. Similar protests took place in downtown Dallas on Thursday, March 4, and at the Convention Center in Waco on March 7, 13, and 20, and April 3. Participating groups will include Amnesty International, Citizens for Legal Reform, the Fully Informed Jury Association, the Golden Mean Team, the Libertarian Party, and the North Texas Arms Rights Coalition. "There is something strange in the history of toleration. Almost all men have learned the lesson of toleration with respect to past heresies and divisions. We wonder how men ever grew so hard and cruel about differences of opinion and faith. We are perplexed when we read how the heretic was regarded as a man with a plague which would surely spread unless he, the heretic, was extirpated. We reason with philosophic wisdom about the impossibility of conquering mind by brute force, of changing ideas by means of the truncheon or the nightstick. We recall that such attempts at direct suppression of thought have usually ended by increasing the vitality of obnoxious beliefs; we quote the saying that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. We are surprised that leaders had not enough common sense to allow unpopular ideas to burn themselves out or die of inanition. But when some affair of our own day demands cohesive action and stirs deep feeling, we at once dignify the unpopular cause with persecution; we feed its flame with our excited suspicions; we make it the center of a facti- tious attention, and lend it importance by the conspicuousness of our efforts at suppression." John Dewey, CONSCRIPTION OF THOUGHT # # # ============================================== Another file from The Soapbox BBS "Your Infotainment Specialist" An all text BBS specializing in e-zines and other unique text files. (919) 387-1152 - Up to 16.8 kbs - 8N1 Fidonet 1:151/142 - FREQ FILES for file list ===============================================

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