January 18: From the Movies (Money Matters)

January 18
From the Movies

 

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Paula Abagnale: Just tell me how much he owes and I’ll pay you back.

Carl Hanratty: So far, it’s about 1.3 million dollars.

~Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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Molly: That could be your savings account.

Bridget Cardigan: I don’t think so. It has money in it.

~Mad Money (2008)

 

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Bridget Cardigan: Every woman should keep a little mad money tucked away, just in case.

Jackie Truman: Do you use mad money when you go mad, or when you get mad?

~Mad Money (2008)Money Matters.05b

January 18: Science Fiction Writers

January 18
Science Fiction Writers

 

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“Who controls the past,” ran the Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”

~George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

 

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If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.

~George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

 

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In her ruddy face, surprised pleasure fought with a worry that saw the future as a suddenly treacherous thing, full of trials.

~Raymond Z. Gallun, “Prodigal’s Aura” (1951)

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January 18: First Amendment (Law and Lawyers)

January 18
First Amendment 

 

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Together with the other First Amendment guarantees–of free speech, a free press, and the rights to assemble and petition–the Religion Clauses were designed to safeguard the freedom of conscience and belief that those immigrants had sought. They embody an idea that was once considered radical: Free people are entitled to free and diverse thoughts, which government ought neither to constrain nor to direct.

~Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, concurring in McCreary County v. ACLU of Kentucky, 545 U.S. 844 (2005)

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The greater the importance of safeguarding the community from incitements to the overthrow of our institutions by force and violence, the more imperative is the need to preserve inviolate the constitutional rights of free speech, free press and free assembly in order to maintain the opportunity for free political discussion, to the end that government may be responsive to the will of the people and that changes, if desired, may be obtained by peaceful means. Therein lies the security of the Republic, the very foundation of constitutional government.

~Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, De Jonge v. Oregon, 299 U.S. 353 (1937)

 

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It must never be forgotten, however, that the Bill of Rights was the child of the Enlightenment. Back of the guarantee of free speech lay faith in the power of an appeal to reason by all the peaceful means for gaining access to the mind. It was in order to avert force and explosions due to restrictions upon rational modes of communication that the guarantee of free speech was given a generous scope. But utterance in a context of violence can lose its significance as an appeal to reason and become part of an instrument of force. Such utterance was not meant to be sheltered by the Constitution.

~Justice Felix Frankfurter, Milk Wagon Drivers Union of Chicago, Local 753  v. Meadowmoor Dairies, Inc., 312 U.S. 287, 293 (1941)