“Responsive leaders prefer knowledge and information to be spread as widely as possible among the population, because an informed public is necessary to govern effectively, independent thought produces original ideas and is the key factor by which we progress as a society. When independent thought is stifled society is and will remain stagnant until it is free to flourish once again.” – Teresa Stover

(Cannot link to Teresa Stover as I am not sure which Teresa Stover made this quote, although I believe she is the one associated with Microsoft)