Sam Ervin

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The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
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Samuel James Ervin Jr. (1896-09-271985-04-23) was a United States Senator from North Carolina from 1954 to 1974. He was a leading figure in the investigation of the Watergate affair.


  • When people fear surveillance, whether it exists or not, they grow afraid to speak their minds and hearts freely to their government or to anyone else.
    • Quoted in Rick Perlstein, Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008), p. 549

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