The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how
popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite
safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary
government, and one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.
Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent and debate.
There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.
The ugliness of bigotry stands in direct contradiction to the very meaning of America.
None of us would trade freedom of expression for the narrowness of the public censor. America is a free market for people who have something to say, and need not fear to say it.
Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.
If [anyone] can find in Title VII ... any language which provides that an employer will have to hire on the basis of percentage or quota related to color, race, religion, or national origin, I will start eating the pages one after another, because it is not in there.
There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once it has been set free.