Posts Tagged ‘freedom of speech’

Quote of the day, Oct. 16

October 17, 2017

Ai Weiwei, on freedom of speech

“Without freedom of speech there is no modern world, just a barbaric one.”


Quote of the day, March 24

March 25, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May, after the Westminster attack

“The location of this attack was no accident. The terrorists chose to strike at the heart of our  Capital City, where people of all nationalities, religions and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech.   These streets of Westminster—home to the world’s oldest Parliament—are engrained with a spirit of freedom that echoes in some of the furthest corners of the globe. And the values our Parliament represents—democracy, freedom, human rights, the rule of law—command the admiration and respect of free people everywhere.  That is why it is a target for those who reject those values.  But let me make it clear today, as I have had cause to do before: any attempt to defeat those values through violence and terror is doomed to failure.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 10

January 11, 2014

Roger Ebert, on freedom of speech (1990)

“Of what use is freedom of speech to those who fear to offend?”

Quote of the day, June 20

June 20, 2012

Roger Ebert, on freedom of speech

“I begin to feel like most Americans don’t understand the First Amendment, don’t understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don’t understand that it’s the responsibility of the citizen to speak out.”

Quote of the day, April 19

April 19, 2012

Valerie Kassl, Westchester, Ill., in the Chicago Tribune, on freedom of speech

“This is in response to ‘Guillen is feeling the heat over Fidel Castro remarks.’ I agree that Ozzie Guillen’s comments were not the smartest, but what happened to his First Amendment rights? (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 21

January 20, 2012

Nat Hentoff, on self-dtermination

“Those who created this country chose freedom. (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 10

December 9, 2011

Article 19 of the Indian Constitution

19. Protection of certain rights regarding freedom of speech, etc. … (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 27

August 24, 2011

Marshall Lumsden, on freedom of speech

“At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 7

December 7, 2010

Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr., on the protection of freedom of speech

“The presence of a written guarantee protecting the freedom of speech is not a panacea … (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 18

November 18, 2010

Woodrow Wilson, on freedom of speech

“I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.”