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Quote from Voltairine de Cleyre,

"Make no laws whatever concerning speech, and speech will be free; so soon as you make a declaration on paper that speech shall be free, you will have a hundred lawyers proving that “freedom does not mean abuse, nor liberty license,” and they will define freedom out of existence."


Voltairine de Cleyre (more quotes by Voltairine de Cleyre or books by/about Voltairine de Cleyre)

(1866-1912) American anarchist, writer, speaker, feminist


Anarchism & American Traditions in Mother Earth (December 1908/January 1909)


Speech, Freedom, Justice, Liberty, Licensing


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