2019 January 18
"Freedom of speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself. What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."
"What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long."
"No matter whose lips that would speak, they must be free and ungagged. The community which dares not protect its humblest and most hated member in the free utterance of his opinions, no matter how false or hateful, is only a gang of slaves. If there is anything in the universe that can’t stand discussion, let it crack."
2019 January 17
"To curtail free expression strikes twice at intellectual freedom, for whoever deprives another of the right to state unpopular views necessarily deprives others of the right to listen to those views."
"To open his lips is crime in a plain citizen."
"God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide."
2019 January 16
"Confronted with such a tight regulation, can man pretend to be free because the tyranny he is subjected to derives from the law? Of course, the legal power is not called "tyranny" since it appears to be established by the general will in the common interest, and since, in any event, occurrences of arbitrary power are infrequent. But a master's equity does not mean that his subjects are not slaves. ... And when their servitude lasts and their thoughts follow their behavior, the state becomes totalitarian and subjection is complete. Since it is legal servitude, the regime is still said to be democratic. Such is the hypocrisy of political language."
"I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including
law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said
about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study
the Constitution itself."
"We seem to be getting closer and closer to a situation where nobody is responsible for what they did but we are all responsible for what somebody else did."
2019 January 15
"Compassion is the use of public funds to buy votes."
"The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money."
"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things bought and sold are legislators."
2019 January 14
"The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school."
"College isn't the place to go for ideas."
“Give me four years to teach the children and
the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
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