No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress."
- Calvin "Born on the 4th of July" Coolidge
Absolute. Resolute. Arguing to the contrary will make you look like a lunatic.