Open Wiki Open WikiOpen InfoG Open InfoGNew Quote New Quote

Quote from Timothy Lynch,

"Civil libertarians must often remind government officials (and others) that if the First Amendment only protected the expression of popular and agreeable ideas, it would be totally unnecessary since those ideas would never be threatened by our democratic form of government. Our society's commitment to free speech is tested when we encounter the expression of ideas that are disagreeable -- or even offensive."


Timothy Lynch (more quotes by Timothy Lynch or books by/about Timothy Lynch)

Director of Cato Institute's Project on Criminal Justice


Press, Speech, Constitution


Get a Quote-A-Day!
Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
Email:  More quotes...