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Quote from Justice William O. Douglas,

"The function of free speech under our system of government is to invite dispute.
It may indeed best serve its high purpose when it invites a condition of unrest,
creates dissatisfaction with conditions as they are, or even stirs people to anger.
Speech is often provocative and challenging.
It may strike at prejudices and preconceptions and have profound unsettling effects
as it passes for acceptance of an idea."


Justice William O. Douglas (more quotes by Justice William O. Douglas or books by/about Justice William O. Douglas)

(1898-1980), U. S. Supreme Court Justice


Terminello v. Chicago, 1949


Censorship, Diversity, Freedom, Liberty, Speech


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