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Down History Lane: Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (1768)

By Remy Benoit

Today we use the Internet - we blog - we e-mail information to each other - we go to alternative media sites because the MSM so fails to report, to use real investigative journalism.

We ache for real news - not gossip - not what celeb is doing what to whom, or, indeed, to themselves.

Once upon a time, yes, right here in this country, people shared ideas is open correspondence - in Letters of Correspondence. Our history is full of them, and they are precious jewels that we must remove the dust from, learn from, and, indeed, carry on the tradition of.

Today, let's take a walk Down History Lane with Eighteenth Century Reading Room Item of the Day: Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (1768).

Our history is rich - learn it - and please, appreciate all the sacrifices made to give it to you, and defend them with all your heart.

"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."

Louis Dembitz Brandeis.

"The People's Attorney": The Life of Louis D. Brandeis, 1856-1941.


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