Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge…Let us tenderly and kindly cherish therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write…Let every sluice of knowledge be opened and set a-flowing.
Should the whole frame of nature round him break,
In ruin and confusion hurled,
He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack,
And stand secure amidst a falling world.
The header is a photograph of Beartracks Lake in the Mt. Evans Wilderness Area, near Evergreen, CO.