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"The function of free speech under our system of government
is to invite dispute. It may indeed best serve its high purpose
when it invites a condition of unrest, creates dissatisfaction
with conditions as they are, or even stirs people to anger.
Speech is often provocative and challenging.
It may strike at prejudices and preconceptions
and have profound unsettling effects
as it passes for acceptance of an idea."

Justice William O. Douglas
(1898-1980), U. S. Supreme Court Justice
Terminello v. Chicago, 1949

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