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Quote from William E. Borah,

"Without an unfettered press, without liberty of speech, all of the outward forms and structures of free institutions are a sham, a pretense -- the sheerest mockery. If the press is not free; if speech is not independent and untrammeled; if the mind is shackled or made impotent through fear, it makes no difference under what form of government you live, you are a subject and not a citizen."


William E. Borah (more quotes by William E. Borah or books by/about William E. Borah)

(1865-1940) U.S. Senator (R-ID)


Remarks to the Senate, 19 April 1917


Fear, Government, Hypocrisy, Independence, Integrity, Justice, Law, Liberty, Press, Respect, Speech


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