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Liberty Quotation of the Day: Lin Yutang on Habeas Corpus and Other Civil Liberties

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Lin Yutang“Without protection of civil liberties, the idea that our rulers should or would love us like parents is naïve to the extreme.  Personally, I think that one writ of habeas corpus is worth more than all the Confucian philosophy ever written.”

Lin Yutang, Chinese writer and philosopher  (1895-1976)