Archive for the ‘First Amendment’ Category

Quote of the day, Jan. 22

January 22, 2018

Kurt Vonnegut, on censorship

“Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?”

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Quote of the day, Nov. 29

November 29, 2017

Harry S. Truman, on censorship

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 29

September 29, 2017

Langston Hughes, on censorship

“We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 28

September 28, 2017

 Isaac Asimov, on censorship

“Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 27

September 27, 2017

Tommy Smothers, on censorship

“The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 26

September 26, 2017

Potter Stewart, on censorship

“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. “

Quote of the day, Sept. 18

September 18, 2017

Hugo Black, on the First Amendment (1942)

“Freedom to speak and write about public questions is as important to the life of our government as is the heart to the human body.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 19

August 19, 2015

Julian Bond, on the First Amendment

“Any time someone carries a picket sign in front of the White House, that is the First Amendment in action.”