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Quote from Nat Hentoff,


"Those who created this country chose freedom. With all of its dangers. And do you know the riskiest part of that choice they made? They actually believed that we could be trusted to make up our own minds in the whirl of differing ideas. That we could be trusted to remain free, even when there were very, very seductive voices – taking advantage of our freedom of speech – who were trying to turn this country into the kind of place where the government could tell you what you can and cannot do."


By:

Nat Hentoff (more quotes by Nat Hentoff or books by/about Nat Hentoff)


(1925-2017)American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist

Source:

The Day They Came To Arrest The Book, 1982

Categories:

Government, Respect, Self-Determination, Speech, Trust

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