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“This I believe: That the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.” ~ John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath...,towards the end, after finally reaching California and being mistreated down near Bakersfield, they move north into Tulare County to Linnell Camp (near Visalia) where a county agent checks in on them to be sure they are being treated well...,my Dad was one of those agents back during those hard times.