“We shall have our follies without doubt. Some one or more of them will always be afloat. But ours will be the follies of enthusiasm, not of bigotry … bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant.
Education & free discussion are the antidotes of both.
We are destined to be a barrier against the returns of ignorance and barbarism.”
Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1 August 1816