Freedom Of Speech Quotes Martin Luther King


- "The Government's power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government." - Hugo Black

- "Freedom of speech does not mean that you have to agree with everything that a comedian says, but that comedian should have the freedom to be able to try to make that funny. It's the attempt that I'm trying to defend so hard, no necessarily the execution." - Brad Williams

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- "You can't believe how pro gay and pro freedom of speech I am. I'm way out beyond anyone on the Left." - Penn Jillette

- "I am a passionate believer in freedom of speech. I would not support anything which would impinge on aggressive robust freedom of the British press, but when things go wrong and there has been outright illegality, there should be proper accountability." - Nick Clegg

- "I say let's go back to a truer use of the word 'freedom.' Let's start with President Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. I would add the freedom to bargain collectively. Those freedoms are under attack today." - Richard Trumka

- "Slavery tolerates no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no freedom of opinion." - Hinton Rowan Helper

- "The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people." - Louis D. Brandeis

- "Over past years we have seen unrelenting pressure from advocates of homosexuality to accept as normal what is not normal, and to characterize those who disagree as narrow-minded, bigoted and unreasonable. Such advocates are quick to demand freedom of speech and thought for themselves, but equally quick to criticize those with a different view and, if possible, to silence them by applying labels like "homophobic."" - Dallin H. Oaks

Freedom Of Speech Quotes In Hindi

- "Freedom of speech is a two way street, man. You have the right to say whatever you want and the Boss has a right to tell the police to arrest you." - Lenny Bruce

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- "In liberal society we claim that freedom of speech is sacred and therefore has an absolute character. But we know (or should know) that "free speech" inhabits a structured space: not only is "hate speech" legally forbidden in liberal societies, but there are also laws protecting the circulation of copyrighted material, and the reproduction of trademarks and patents without explicit permission." - Talal Asad

- "We have to uphold a free press and freedom of speech - because, in the end, lies and misinformation are no match for the truth." - Barack Obama

- "Beware! Freedom of speech also includes the freedom to be misunderstood." - Ashleigh Brilliant

- "So many academics have been imprisoned or expelled from their university posts just because they signed a letter calling for peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue. They are all declared enemies of the state by the president. Just because they published a letter saying, "stop killing each other and begin talking for a peaceful resolution." That kind of intolerance from the government towards the rest of society - especially people in favor of freedom of speech, human rights, and more democracy for everyone - is a very important issue in Turkey." - Burhan Sonmez

- "If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, Maybe I could understand some of these illegal injunctions. ... But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

- "Israel is a country that respects freedom - freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of worship." - George Pataki

- "Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered." - Archibald MacLeish

- "Freedom of speech and of the press are essential to the enlightenment of a free people and in restraining those who wield power." - Felix Frankfurter

- "No danger flowing from speech can be deemed clear and present unless the incidence of the evil apprehended is so imminent that it may befall before there is an opportunity for full discussion. Only an emergency can justify repression." - Louis D. Brandeis

Freedom Of Speech Quotes Voltaire

- "In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society." - Noam Chomsky

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- "Our Founding Fathers were the first to articulate the reasons for their First Amendment, the same reasons given by Learned Hand, and by Justice Brennan in New York Times v. Sullivan . It is a lesson we keep forgetting and must relearn in each succeeding generation." - Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr.

- "Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire." - Abbie Hoffman

- "Does a person have a right to change his or her own religion? This is a fundamental human right, just like a right to freedom of speech." - Miroslav Volf

- "When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril." - Harry S. Truman

- "As an American, we have a right to vote and to our freedom of speech, and to voice our political views, and so I actually take conversations on the other side of the aisle not necessarily as a challenge but as an opportunity to continue the conversation, which is I think what we all value most about America." - Katie Walsh

- "We hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, "That man is a Red, that man is a Communist." You never hear a real American talk like that." - Frank Hague

- "The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may think what we like and say what we think." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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- "So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech." - Neil Gaiman

Freedom Of Speech Quotes Fahrenheit 451

- "First Amendment freedoms are most in danger when the government seeks to control thought or to justify its laws for that impermissible end. The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is the beginning of thought." - Anthony Kennedy

- "Silence is golden but when it threatens your freedom it's yellow." - Edmund Burke

- "At the heart of the First Amendment is the recognition of the fundamental importance of the free flow of ideas and opinions on matters of public interest and concern. The freedom to speak one's mind is not only an aspect of individual liberty - and thus a good unto itself - but also is essential to the common quest for truth and the vitality of society as a whole. We have therefore been particularly vigilant to ensure that individual expressions of ideas remain free from governmentally imposed sanctions." - William Rehnquist

- "Those of us who shout the loudest about Americanism, are all too frequently those who . . . ignore some of the basic principles of Americanism-the right to criticize, the right to hold unpopular beliefs, the right to protest, the right of independent thought." - Margaret Chase Smith

- "I think we've produced a stronger prohibition on real racism, while maintaining freedom of speech in ordinary public discussion. So I'm very comfortable with where we're at. We're not dogmatic or impervious to a further argument, that's why we released it as an exposure draft rather than simply releasing it straight into the parliament." - Tony Abbott

- "Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech." - Benjamin Franklin

- "Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth." - Liu Xiaobo

Freedom Of Speech Quotes In 1984

- "Every now and then, you get people who tend to forget what this country is about, which is a melting pot of races and cultures and freedom of speech." - Maynard James Keenan

- "Students throughout the totalitarian world risk life and limb for freedom of expression, many American college students are demanding that big brother restrict their freedom of speech on campus. This demand for enhanced censorship is not emanating only from the usual corner - the know-nothing fundamentalist right - it is coming from the radical, and increasingly not-so-radical left as well." - Alan Dershowitz

- "Freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have, or the views they express, or the words they speak or write." - Hugo Black

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- "The dissemination of the individual's opinions on matters of public interest is for us, in the historic words of the Declaration of Independence, an 'unalienable right' that 'governments are instituted among men to secure.' History shows us that the Founders were not always convinced that unlimited discussion of public issues would be 'for the benefit of all of us' but that they firmly adhered to the proposition that the 'true liberty of the press' permitted 'every man to publish his opinion'." - John Marshall Harlan II


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