Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Rampant ipsedixitism

Until Election 2016, I hadn’t been putting together as many current events pages of quotations as I did in years past. But there are just so many historical quotes relevant to what’s been going on in the U.S.A. So I’ve compiled a page of quotes about many of the issues coming up in the first several days of the new Trump administration. You can read the quotes here:

THE PRESS MUST BE FREE. It has always been so, and much evil has been corrected by it.— If Government finds itself annoyed by it, let it examine its own conduct, and it will find the cause,— let it amend it, and it will find the remedy.” ~Thomas Erskine, 1792

P.S. Ipsedixitism is when a declaration is made dogmatically, assertively, emphatically and without proof, as if no supporting evidence is needed. Ipse dixit, n.: a dogmatic and unproven statement.