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"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
(1865-1940) U. S. Senator
Source:
Remarks to the Senate, 19 April 1917

 
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