Intention is what we wish to accomplish with our writing.  Call it the writer’s soul.  We can write to affirm and to celebrate, or we can write to debunk and to destroy; the choice is ours… Nobody can make us write what we don’t want to write.  We get to keep intention. ~William Zinsser

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.  For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. ~John F. Kennedy