As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth's final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master.Commissioner Pravin Lal, "U.N. Declaration of Rights"
Played upon the completion of "The Planetary Datalinks"
We used to understand this, back then. Will we choose to forget the most fundamental of our freedoms? How proud we have become, and how blind.