"It is a paradox of modern life that speech, although highly prized, enjoys its great protection in part because it is so often of no concern to anyone. To an alarming degree, tolerance depends not on principle, but on indifference."
A Worthy Tradition: Freedom of Speech in America, 1988
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One does NOT have the right to NOT be offended by someone's opinion.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Freedom of speech means that people can say even obnoxious and stupid things but with PC running amok it's now a cardinal sin to do so.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
    Why are your quotes predominantly American? Is wisdom and common sense only confined to that part of the planet?
     -- Bryan Clark, Alice Springs     
    Interestingly enough, few other countries seem to value liberty as much as America. We have searched high and low for liberty quotes from other countries like England, Canada, Australia, etc.. -- perhaps because they are still ruled by a Queen it is difficult to find quotes about independence and freedom. If you have any non-American liberty quotes to recommend, please do not hesitate to send them to us! Cheers.
     -- Editor, Liberty Quotes     
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