Who is the Enemy: Anthony Comstock Or You?

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E.C. Walker, 1903 - Censorship - 63 pages
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Page 63 - And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so truth be in the field, we do injuriously, by licensing and prohibiting, to misdoubt her strength. Let her and falsehood grapple; who ever knew truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter?
Page 42 - And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked ; and they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Page 58 - Third. It must be formed of printed paper sheets, without board, cloth, leather or other substantial binding, such as distinguish printed books for preservation from periodical publications. "Fourth. It must be originated and published for the dissemination of information of a public character, or devoted to literature, the sciences, arts or some special industry, and having a legitimate list of subscribers: Provided, however. That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to admit to the...
Page 58 - Third — It must be formed of printed paper sheets, without board, cloth, leather, or other substantial binding, such as distinguish printed books for preservation from periodical publications. Fourth — It must be originated and published for the dissemination of information of a public character, or devoted to literature, the sciences, arts, or some special industry, and having a legitimate list of subscribers. Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to admit...
Page 42 - There is in the popular conception and heart such a thing as modesty. It was born in the Garden of Eden. After Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge they passed from that condition of perfectibility...
Page 45 - This was in part inevitable, since no society which preserves any tincture of Christian institution is likely to restore to married women the personal liberty conferred on them by the middle Roman law...
Page 31 - Blasphemy is a crime grown from the same parent stem as apostasy and heresy. It is one of a class of offenses designed for the same general purpose, the fostering and protecting of a religion accepted by the state as the true religion, whose precepts and tenets it was thought all good subjects should observe. In the code of laws of a country enjoying absolute religious freedom there is no place for the common law crime of blasphemy. Unsuited to the spirit of the age, its enforcement would be in contravention...
Page 53 - ... to be confronted with the witnesses against him, and to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor.
Page 42 - ... which some people nowadays aspire to, and, their eyes being opened, they discerned that there was both good and evil ; ' and they knew that they were naked ; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Page 42 - ... that day to this, civilized man has carried with him a sense of shame — the feeling that there were some things on which the eye — the mind — should not look, and where men and women become so depraved by the use, or so insensate from perverted education, that they will not veil their eyes, nor hold their tongues, the government should perform the office for them in protection of the social compact and the body politic.

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