"Under the privilege of the First Amendment
many, many ridiculous things are said."
by:
John Kenneth Galbraith
(1908-2006) Canadian-born economist, Harvard professor
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PBS Firing Line, 9 December 1989
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Truth has a resonance; it 'rings' true. The process of discernment requires the ability to speak in order to put words to the test -- do they ring or fall flat?
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Speech becomes a privilege when tyranny rules through an industrialized arm. Gaming of the natal agent when removed from their rural environment. Mass consumerism, quantum easing, illusions of wealth promoting equality.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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    No matter the progressive's perception, true rights are inalienable as an inseparable expression of the tangible being while, a privilege is a master's granting of certain special prerogatives to some persons, contrary to particular individual right. The First Amendment address rights, not privileges. On its face, the quote is very accurate - under the false presumption that rights are only mere privilege, many ridiculous things have been said.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    I completely overlooked the 'privileged' part. ;-) That changes the context of the whole quote.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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