"We must protect the right of our opponents to speak
because we must hear what they have to say."
by:
Walter Lippmann
(1889-1974) American writer, journalist, and political commentator
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 -- Howard Romano, Bangkok      
My nature and primary focus is on the natural faculties of birth that being, individual sovereignty, inalienable rights, liberty and peace at "the laws of nature and of nature's God" (Declaration of Independence). Such desire and application is extremely antagonistic, in and of itself, to those opponents that would choose socialism (fascism, communism, woke progressivism, etc.) and all other type totalitarian religions and despotic political expressions. Inherent to said sovereignty, rights, liberty and law is a self commitment to protect the right of others to speak. Those totalitarians are not my opponents unless they choose to act beyond speech to physically impair my innate faculties of birth. AND, I have no duty to hear what they say.

 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    All of life is a dialogue.  We must listen to the responses to our words and actions.  If all we do is push a narrative or project the responses, we are literally being ignorant.  The science is never settled.  One-party rule is the silencing of all dissent.  Absolute power is destructive, and will shape its own demise as the Truth will rise again.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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