Bergan Evans Quote

“Freedom of speech and freedom of action [is meaningless] without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.”

~ Bergan Evans

The Natural History of Nonsense, 1946

Ratings and Comments

Ronw13, OR

When doubt is implied, or preached, Question All authority. 

E Archer, NYC

Skepticism is a good thing.  Being able to express that doubt is liberty.

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

Doubt, in itself, is hardly the sine qua non of freedom of thought.

Profound doubt, delimited by fear doubt that is, objectively, morbid in character, can so constrain thought as to render free inquiry, which is the true sine qua non of freedom of thought, an impossibility.

Robert, Somewhere in the USA
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Robert, Somewhere in the USA Patrick Henry, Red Hill 8/23/18

Archer hit the nail on the head simple and accurate

Mike, Norwalk

Attempting to list an element of importance in describing liberty will always be found lacking. Ron13, Archers and Patrick's comments are spot on in the context given. At natural law, freedom of speech and action are always meaningful with no other qualifier  if for nothing more than to demonstrate the fool's lack of thought.

Robert, Somewhere in the USA
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Robert, Somewhere in the USA Mike, Norwalk 8/23/18

Mike, that's what I like about you you never move from your protection of natural Law... well done! 


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