Before the Liberal idea is dead or triumphant…

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“The earnest Freethinkers need not worry themselves so much about the persecutions of the past. Before the Liberal idea is dead or triumphant, we shall see wars and persecutions the like of which the world has never seen. They need not reserve their tears for the victims of Bonner or Claverhouse*. They may weep for them selves and for their children.”

-G. K. Chesterton, Daily News, February 18th, 1905

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Image source: By John Foster (Heritage Auction Galleries) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

*This is in reference to religious persecution under the reigns of Mary Tudor and Charles II (information presented is for contextual reference only.  No political support for  is intended)

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