Archive for the ‘Freedom’ Category

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.”

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Quote of the day, Sept. 12

September 12, 2017

Mary Madsen, on freedom of the press (2017)

“So why is this important? We can’t all be aware of what is going on at all times in every part of the country. It is up the press, and now the internet, to provide larger numbers of people with more information. The press give us information about things from major events in government policy to the actions of celebrities. This information is generally honest and true, maybe biased depending on the source or incomplete depending on the time. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 3

September 3, 2017

Malala Yousafzai, on education

“With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 2

September 2, 2017

Epictetus, on freedom

“Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 1

September 1, 2017

Judge Murray Gurfein, on press freedom (1971)

“A cantankerous press, an obstinate press, a ubiquitous press must be suffered by those in authority in order to preserve the even greater values of freedom of expression and the right of the people to know.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 22

August 22, 2017

Bob Marley, from “Get Up, Stand Up”

So you better:
Get up, stand up! (In the morning! Git it up!)
Stand up for your rights! (Stand up for our rights!)
Get up, stand up!
Don’t give up the fight! (Don’t give it up, don’t give it up!)
Get up, stand up! (Get up, stand up!)
Stand up for your rights! (Get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up! ( … )
Don’t give up the fight! (Get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up! ( … )
Stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up!
Don’t give up the fight!

Quote of the day, Aug. 15

August 15, 2017

John D. Stevens, on freedom of expression (1971)

“Modern freedom, spawned out of the mutual need for toleration enforced by urban living, is a much more positive freedom than old one which was based on elbow room. It is easy to be tolerant of a neighbor is his farm was 15 miles away and over a mountain; it is not so easy to be tolerant of him if the eaves of your house almost touch, if his dog howls at night and keeps you awake, of is his children tromp down your flower beds.”

Quote of the day, July 25

July 25, 2017

Salman Rushdie, on the fundamentals of an open society

“Two things form the bedrock of any open society—freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country.”

Quote of the day, July 4

July 4, 2017

Carl Schurz, on freedom

“If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.”

Quote of the day, June 18

June 19, 2017

Mark Twain, on freedom 

“It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.”