As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.
- - Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas - -
While researching Douglas, I came across another quote:
The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen -- a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a [person's] life.
Douglas served on the Supreme Court from 1939 to 1975. He was a strong advocate of First Amendment rights. If you are also concerned about the liberties we are losing thanks to fear and a false illusion of security, please repost these quotes in your journal.