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
Remarks to the Senate, 19 April 1917
Fear, Government, Hypocrisy, Independence, Integrity, Justice, Law, Liberty, Press, Respect, Speech