Archive for the ‘freedom of speech’ 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, Dec. 15

December 15, 2017

James Madison, on liberty (1792)

“In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example . . . of charters of power granted by liberty. This revolution in the practice of the world, may, with an honest praise, be pronounced the most triumphant epoch of its history, and the most consoling presage of its happiness.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 2

December 3, 2017

Robin Williams, on cousins

“We’ve had cloning in the South for years. It’s called cousins.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 20

October 20, 2017

 Pat Oliphant, on freedom of speech

“The fact that we’re protected under that Constitution in exercising the right of free speech, it’s a wonderful thing. You’ve got to come from somewhere else to realize how valuable it is.”

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.”