"None of us would trade freedom of expression
for the narrowness of the public censor.
America is a free market for people
who have something to say, and
need not fear to say it."
Hubert H. Humphrey
(1911-1978) US Vice-President, US Senator (D-MN)
New York Times, 9 March 1967
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Reader comments about this quote:
 -- Mike, Norwalk      
Thank goodness there will always be some people who will always speak their mind.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
    I believe Mr Humphrey also said the following: "The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously"
     -- Jack, Brussels     
    The government is censoring the internet. There are some topics which are illegal to put up on websites. Slowly, the government stifles freedom of expression.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    In condoning violence in a country that allowed for free expression and non-violent avenues to address grievances, Hubert Humphrey once said, in response to riots that occurred because there was no garbage pick up in their (the rioter's) neighborhood, "If they didn't pick up the garbage in my neighborhood, I'de riot too". It seems that sanitation workers were pelted with rocks and bottles in this neighborhood and until this was rectified, they refused garbage pickup there. What an imbecile!!!
     -- Ted, Oceanside, CA     
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