Archive for August, 2010

Quote of the day, Sept. 2

August 31, 2010

Henry Louis Gates, on censorship

“Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.”

Quote of the Day, Sept. 1

August 30, 2010

Voltaire, on freedom of speech

“We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongues, at our peril, risk and hazard.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 31

August 30, 2010

Maya Angelou, on the difference between truth and fact (1989)

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 30

August 29, 2010

Natalie Maines, on freedom of speech in America (2003)

“One of the privileges of being an American is you are free to voice your own point of  view.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 29

August 28, 2010

John Stuart Mill, from On Liberty (1859)

“The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 28

August 28, 2010

Henry Ward Beecher, on newspapers

“Newspapers are the schoolmasters of the common people. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 27

August 27, 2010

Thomas Erskine, on press freedom

“The press must be free; it has always been so and much evil has been corrected by it. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 26

August 26, 2010

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 25

August 25, 2010

Theodore Roosevelt, on freedom of the press

“If there is one thing we ought to be careful about, it is in regard to interfering with the liberty of the press … (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 24

August 24, 2010

Philip Kerby, on the nature of freedom

“Freedom is always the exception, never the rule. (more…)