Freedom of speech Quotes

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  • Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
    o First Amendment of the Constitution

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  • I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
    o Thomas Jefferson

  • It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
    o Mark Twain Following the Equator

  • We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
    o John F. Kennedy

  • “Do you ever read any of the books you burn?”
    He laughed. “That’s against the law!”
    “Oh. Of course.”
    o Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451Part I: The Hearth and the Salamander

  • The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech.
    o Justice Anthony Kennedy

    “Fuck you very much the FCC
    For proving that free speech just isn’t free
    Clear Channel’s a dear channel, so Howard Stern must go
    Attorney General Ashcroft doesn’t like strong words and so
    He’s charging twice as much as all the drugs for Rush Limbo
    so Fuck you all so very much” Eric Idle, The FCC song

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