Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors? Fallible men, governed by bad passions, by private as well as public reasons. And why subject it to coercion? To produce uniformity? But is uniformity of opinion desirable? No more than of face and stature.

- Thomas Jefferson

Richard Pryor

If you don't laugh, you're not alive.

Richard Pryor, the irreverent yet perceptive American actor-comedian who lived dangerously close to the edge on stage and off, has died. [Read]

Richard will be long remembered after most politicians, which means we aren't that screwed up.

posted at 18:00:55 on 12/10/05 by clearpolitics - Category: Farewell - [Permalink]

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