Question authority

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"Question authority" is a popular slogan often used on bumperstickers, t-shirts and as graffiti. This slogan first appeared on a USA bumpersticker in the early 1970s; however, it is actually a quotation from Socrates, the Greek philosopher from the fourth century BC. It is intended to encourage people to avoid fallacious appeals to authority. The term has always symbolized the necessity of paying attention to the rules and regulations promulated by a government unto its citizenry. In the 1970s, the term was used by the younger adult generation of that era, baby boomers, who were riled up, most notably, by the Vietnam War and its aftermath,[1] the 1970's oil crisis[1] and somewhat by the Watergate Scandal. The Watergate Scandal was exacerbated by left-leaning news media of the early 1970s who had for decades disliked Richard M. Nixon (then-President of the USA).[2][1]

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  1. ^ a b c David Farber (2004). The Sixties Chronicle. Legacy Publishing. p. 451. ISBN 0-4127-1009-X Check |isbn= value (help). 
  2. ^ David Farber (2004). The Sixties Chronicle. Legacy Publishing. p. 448. ISBN 0-4127-1009-X Check |isbn= value (help).