Jul

12

Many of you may be familiar with the Library Way.  It's "a celebration of the world's great literature, brought to you by the Grand Central Partnership and the New York Public Library Sculptor:  Gregg LeFevre."  

Library Way was created in 1998 and it's a series of around 90 large bronze plaques embedded in the sidewalks on both sides of East 41st Street (also known as 'Library Way') stretching from Madison Avenue to Fifth Avenue, basically from Grand Central Station to the New York Public Library.

I spend way too much time looking down at the plaques instead of looking up and where I'm going whenever I'm walking down E. 41st because inscribed on each plaque is an inspirational quote about reading or writing or literature.

This particular plaque caught my eye because we've been involved in so much thoughtful discussion about the 1st Amendment since the launch of the 1st Amendment Society in May.

Jefferson Free Press

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.  I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."  ~ Thomas Jefferson

Excelsior!

Jim Caruso