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Henry Steele Commager

American historian, professor emeritus of history at Amherst College, and author of numerous books including Freedom, Loyalty, and Dissent, and Commager on Tocqueville


Loyalty... is a realization that America was born of revolt, flourished in dissent, became great through experimentation.

from Freedom, Loyalty, and Dissent
No matter how many litanies we intone, we will not induce our people to obey laws that those in authority do not themselves obey.