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Thought For the Day: Restriction of Free Thought and Speech Is Subversion

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.”  – Justice William O. Douglas in The One Un-American Act, Speech to the Author’s Guild … Continue reading

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First Principles: Subduing Free Speech Begins the Overthrow of Liberty

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”  –  Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood, The Busy Body and Early Writings        

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Thought For the Day: Free Speech Is the Greatest Freedom

“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.”  … Continue reading

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First Principles: Freedom of Speech and Thought Are Essential To Our Republic

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”  –  George Washington  

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