"...Won't you please come to Chicago
For the help that we can bring
We can change the world
Rearrange the world..."

~ Graham Nash - Chicago Songs For Beginners (1971)

In Grant Park, demonstrators "take the hill" and climb onto the statue of a Civil war general after the police refuse to let them march.

Source:  Photos: "Confrontation at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago" Joe Freeman.com

''Free societies ... are societies in motion, and with motion comes tension, dissent, friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom’s existence.''

                                                                            ~ Salman Rushdie author, 1992

 "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

                                                                                 ~  Voltaire

"The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech."

                                                                                ~ Justice Anthony Kennedy

"I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it."

                                                                        ~  Dwight D. Eisenhower

"I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. No other person has been more eloquent and passionate in getting this idea across than Henry David Thoreau. As a result of his writings and personal witness, we are the heirs of a legacy of creative protest."

                                        ~   Martin Luther King, Jr, from his Autobiography, Chapter 2

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