Margaret Chase Smith: Basic principles of Americanism

“Those of us who shout the loudest about Americanism in making character assassinations are all too frequently those who, by our own words and acts, ignore some of the basic principles of Americanism: The right to criticize; The right to hold unpopular beliefs; The right to protest; The right of independent thought.”
—Margaret Chase Smith, US senator (14 Dec 1897-1995).

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Margaret Chase Smith: Moral cowardice

Margaret Chase Smith, member of the U.S. Senat...

Margaret Chase Smith, member of the U.S. Senate (R-Maine). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. ”
Margaret Chase Smith