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We are resolved to protect individual freedom of belief. This freedom must include the child as well as the parent. The freedom for which we stand is not freedom of belief as we please, not freedom to evade responsibility, but freedom to be honest in speech and action, freedom to respect one’s own integrity of thought and feeling, freedom to question, to investigate, to try, to understand life and the universe in which life abounds, freedom to search anywhere and everywhere to find the meaning of Being, freedom to experiment with new ways of living that seem better than the old.

Sophia Lyon Fahs

2 thoughts on “Freedom

  1. Anna Marie Black

    I also like that the speaker included the child. I studied and traveled throughout the Middle East many years ago and have come to appreciate all the more these days how fortunate we are in America to still have the freedom to speak the truth, to speak our own thoughts and feelings, to be able to write without fear of being killed or maimed. And to know the voice of so many culturally diverse people in our communities–especially the children. Thanks, Marion, for offering us a hopeful quote.


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