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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."


By:

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


(1865-1940) U. S. Senator

Source:

Remarks to the Senate, 19 April 1917

Categories:

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

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