Freedom of speech implies the world isn't defined. It is meaningful when people are allowed to see the world their way.
-- Ai Weiwei
#Meaningful #People #Freedom Of Speech
I'm for the freedom of expression, given that it will be under strict control.
-- Alan Bennett
#Expression #Freedom Of Speech #Given
The threat or fear of violence should not become an excuse or justification for restricting freedom of speech.
-- Alan Dershowitz
#Freedom Of Speech #Violence #Excuse
The law is agnostic about truth. It's very skeptical of ultimate truth. That's why freedom of speech permits lies to be told.
-- Alan Dershowitz
#Lying #Law #Freedom Of Speech
The dimension of cultural equity needs to be added to the humane continuum of liberty, freedom of speech and religion, and social justice.
-- Alan Lomax
#Justice #Freedom Of Speech #Liberty
Freedom of speech is a fundamental human right.
-- Anthony Horowitz
#Freedom Of Speech #Fundamentals #Speech
A law imposing criminal penalties on protected speech is a stark example of speech suppression.
-- Anthony Kennedy
#Law #Freedom Of Speech #Criminals
The Government may not suppress lawful speech as the means to suppress unlawful speech.
-- Anthony Kennedy
#Mean #Government #Freedom Of Speech
The basis of democratic freedom is freedom of speech.
-- Aung San Suu Kyi
#Freedom Of Speech #Speech #Democratic
Where there is no freedom of speech, there is no conscience.
-- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
#Freedom Of Speech #Speech #Conscience
The freedom of speech of private individuals includes the right to not agree, not to listen, and not to finance one's own antagonists.
-- Ayn Rand
#Freedom Of Speech #Finance #Individual
If you have freedom of speech, you have freedom of speech,
-- Barney Rosset
#Freedom Of Speech #Speech
America's greatest contribution to the world is its concept of democracy, its concept of freedom, freedom of action, freedom of speech, and freedom of thought.
-- Benazir Bhutto
#America #Freedom Of Speech #Democracy
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
-- Bergen Evans
#Memorial Day #Thinking #Freedom Of Speech
I am aware that America is and must always be a land of freedom including freedom of speech. But there is a right time and place for everything
-- Beverly LaHaye
#America #Land #Freedom Of Speech
While I've found many of the religious shows I've viewed over the years not to be to my liking, or in line with my own beliefs, I've never considered it my place to exert any greater type of censorship than changing the channel, or better yet - turning off the TV completely.
-- Bill Hicks
#Religious #Years #Freedom Of Speech
Gorbachev gave us freedom of worship and freedom of speech and freedom to see what was going on and freedom to vote, but that freedom won't last unless it is underpinned by economic freedom.
-- Boris Yeltsin
#War #Freedom Of Speech #Lasts
We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech.
-- Boyle Roche
#Silence #Freedom Of Speech #Speech
Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people.
-- Brad Thor
#Freedom #People #Freedom Of Speech
I think freedom of speech is important, but coupled with responsibility.
-- Brandon Boyd
#Responsibility #Thinking #Freedom Of Speech
In fact, it's the greatest threat to liberty of all kinds, whether it is freedom of religion, whether it is freedom of speech, whether it is freedom of the press, whether it is freedom of association, all of the rights that are enshrined in the First Amendment are threatened by the active, aggressive homosexual lobby and the homosexual agenda.
-- Bryan Fischer
#Rights #Freedom Of Speech #Liberty
Wherever despotism abounds, the sources of public information are the first to be brought under its control. Where ever the cause of liberty is making its way, one of its highest accomplishments is the guarantee of the freedom of the press.
-- Calvin Coolidge
#Accomplishment #Freedom Of Speech #Liberty
Our job isn't to defend freedom of speech, but without freedom of speech we are dead. We can't live in a country without freedom of speech. I prefer to die than live like a rat.
#Country #Jobs #Freedom Of Speech
Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful.
-- Charles Bradlaugh
#Discovery #Freedom Of Speech #Truth Is
It is not so much freedom of speech but the right to truth that great men protect.
-- Criss Jami
#Men #Freedom Of Speech #Protect
There will be no more protest. No more dissension. No more violence. There will be only one voice. The voice of Ravinia. The voice of Halla. Your voice." "There goes freedom of speech." I said Alexnder Naymeer and Bobby Pendragon, Raven Rise, Page 458
-- D. J. MacHale
#Ravens #Voice #Freedom Of Speech
And why do we, who say we oppose tyranny and demand freedom of speech, allow people to go to prison and be vilified, and magazines to be closed down on the spot, for suggesting another version of history.
-- David Icke
#People #Freedom Of Speech #Demand
What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can't have both.
-- Dick Gephardt
#Two #Healthy #Freedom Of Speech
In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom of religion - not even for Shiites, who are forced by Irans theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules.
-- Elliott Abrams
At least in America, you have freedom of speech, which is a good thing. It's just a question of whether you're allowed to use it on 'Fox News'.
-- Eric Idle
#America #Freedom Of Speech #News
Freedom of speech trumps political correctness. I would say our magazine would publish an anti-Semitic or Holocaust denying cartoon if it meant Jews around the world were rioting because of it and burning embassies because of a cartoon. We would want to show our readers what all the fuss was about.
-- Ezra Levant
#Holocaust #Political #Freedom Of Speech
So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are.
-- Floyd Abrams
#Views #Freedom Of Speech #Important
My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
-- Fran Lebowitz
#Airports #Freedom Of Speech #Desire
Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect - freedom of thought and freedom of action.
-- Frank Murphy
#Freedom Of Speech #Double Standard #Action
We have our difficulties, true; but we are a wiser and a tougher nation than we were in 1932. Never have there been six years of such far flung internal preparedness in all of history. And this has been done without any dictator's power to command, without conscription of labor or confiscation of capital, without concentration camps and without a scratch on freedom of speech, freedom of the press or the rest of the Bill of Rights.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
#Rights #Years #Freedom Of Speech
Freedom of speech is a great thing and we have said nothing that is not allowed.
-- Geert Wilders
#Freedom Of Speech #Speech #Said
One cannot have a trade union or a democratic election without freedom of speech, freedom of association and assembly. Without a democratic election, whereby people choose and remove their rulers, there is no method of securing human rights against the state. No democracy without human rights, no human rights without democracy, and no trade union rights without either. That is our belief; that is our creed.
-- George Meany
#Rights #People #Freedom Of Speech
Take away freedom of speech, and the creative faculties dry up.
-- George Orwell
#Creative #Freedom Of Speech #Dry
In so far as it takes effect at all, pacifist propaganda can only be effective against those countries where a certain amount of freedom of speech is still permitted; in other words it is helpful to totalitarianism.
-- George Orwell
#Country #Freedom Of Speech #Helpful
Israel is a country that respects freedom - freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of worship.
-- George Pataki
#Country #Israel #Freedom Of Speech
Freedom of speech is one of the greatest American liberties, and I hope this pardon serves as a reminder of the precious freedoms we are fighting to preserve as we continue to wage the war on terror.
-- George Pataki
#War #Fighting #Freedom Of Speech
The greatest fears that governments have are freedom of speech and exposing the corruptness, the ineptitude, and the double dealing going on that they don't want the public knowing about.
-- Gerald Celente
#Government #Knowing #Freedom Of Speech
New York Times v. Sullivan was about the suppression of speech in the South [during the 1960s]. Today's version of suppression is just another verse of the same song.
-- Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr.
#Song #New York #Freedom Of Speech
I am sure that as soon as speech was invented, efforts to suppress and control it began, and that process of suppression continues unabated.
-- Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr.
#Effort #Freedom Of Speech #Process
You cannot take away freedom to protect it, you cannot destroy the free market to save it, and you cannot uphold freedom of speech by silencing those with whom you disagree. To take rights away to defend them or to spend your way out of debt defies common sense.
-- Glenn Beck
#Rights #Common Sense #Freedom Of Speech
If we were going to address what involves the biggest number of women, reproductive freedom is a fundamental human right - like freedom of speech, the most basic right. Freedom from violence, since women worldwide are still like 70% at least of all victims of violence. Equality in the family, democracy in the family, since the family is the microcosm of everything else, so if you have inequality and violence in the family, it normalizes it in the street, for foreign policy, for every place else.
-- Gloria Steinem
#Numbers #Freedom Of Speech #Democracy
For the average American, freedom of speech is simply the freedom to repeat what everyone else is saying and no more.
-- Gore Vidal
#Average #Freedom Of Speech #Liberty
The justification and the purpose of freedom of speech is not to indulge those who want to speak their minds. It is to prevent error and discover truth. There may be other ways of detecting error and discovering truth than that of free discussion, but so far we have not found them.
-- Henry Steele Commager
#Errors #Mind #Freedom Of Speech
how can a democratic discourse exist in a corporate owned informational system? Who, for example, possesses freedom of speech in such a society?
-- Herbert Schiller
#Freedom Of Speech #Example #Democratic
Slavery tolerates no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no freedom of opinion.
-- Hinton Rowan Helper
#Freedom Of Speech #Slavery #Opinion
There is freedom of speech, but I cannot guarantee freedom after speech
-- Idi Amin
#Freedom Of Speech #Guarantees #Speech
There is nothing more wonderful than freedom of speech.
-- Ilya Ehrenburg
#Freedom Of Speech #Speech #Wonderful
Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from judgement.
-- Jackson Pearce
#Mean #Judgement #Freedom Of Speech
With typical arrogance, the Anglos claimed to cherish freedom of speech but failed to recognize this right for anyone but themselves. Where did the Constitution say anything about English?
-- James Crawford
#Justice #Freedom Of Speech #Arrogance
Journalists justify their treachery in various ways according to their temperaments. The more pompous talk about freedom of speech and the publics right to know; the least talented talk about Art; the seemliest murmur about earning a living.
-- Janet Malcolm
#Art #Freedom Of Speech #Way
Tabloids invoke freedom of speech, but they're not interested in that, they're just interested in who's shagging whom, who's got drunk. And if you take that pretend, faux moral standpoint, you end up with people in public life being completely boring. Like they've had their genitals removed.
-- Jarvis Cocker
#People #Drunk #Freedom Of Speech
Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons. Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama.
-- Joanna Lumley
#Political #Freedom Of Speech #Suffering
Freedom of speech is, to all Americans, as oxygen is to the human condition. It is a right that has been irreversibly programmed into our hard drive. We are free to speak our minds. An artist's right to express him or herself as best suits their art, is the artist's prerogative and it is guaranteed.
-- John C. McGinley
#Art #Oxygen #Freedom Of Speech
You believe in freedom of speech for communists because what they say is true. You do not believe in freedom of speech for fascists because what they say is a lie.
-- John Howard Lawson
The dissemination of the individual's opinions on matters of public interest is for us, in the historic words of the Declaration of Independence, an 'unalienable right' that 'governments are instituted among men to secure.' History shows us that the Founders were not always convinced that unlimited discussion of public issues would be 'for the benefit of all of us' but that they firmly adhered to the proposition that the 'true liberty of the press' permitted 'every man to publish his opinion'.
-- John Marshall Harlan II
#Men #Issues #Freedom Of Speech
The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
-- John Mortimer
#Freedom Of Speech #Sound #Economics
Freedom of thought and freedom of speech in our great institutions are absolutely necessary for the preservation of our country. The moment either is restricted, liberty begins to wither and die...
-- John Peter Altgeld
#Country #Freedom Of Speech #Liberty
I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.
-- Kate Adie
#Expression #Freedom Of Speech #Liberty
A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law.
-- Kurt Huber
#Law #Punishment #Freedom Of Speech
Laws protecting the United States flag do not cut away at the freedom of speech guaranteed in the First Amendment... Congress made this position clear upon passage of the Flag Protection Act of 1989, which prohibited desecration of the flag.
-- Larry Craig
#Cutting #Law #Freedom Of Speech
Freedom of speech doesn't protect speech you like; it protects speech you don't like.
-- Larry Flynt
#Freedom Of Speech #Speech #You Like It
Privacy is not explicitly spelled out in the Constitution as freedom of speech is in the First Amendment.
-- Larry Flynt
#Freedom Of Speech #Firsts #Privacy
Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately.
-- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
#Freedom Of Speech #World #Fascists
It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
-- Louis D. Brandeis
#Men #Freedom Of Speech #Irrational Fear
Freedom of expression is actually a way for people to know themselves better, and to understand themselves better. Because without it, you become a stranger to yourself.
-- Lucien Bourjeily
#Expression #People #Freedom Of Speech
The great thing about improvisation is that it allows us to establish an uncensored form of theater. Freedom of speech is absolutely inherent to artistic expression.
-- Lucien Bourjeily
#Expression #Freedom Of Speech #Artistic
In the years since then, those four freedoms - freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear - have stood as a summary of our aspirations for the American Republic and for the world.
-- Lyndon B. Johnson
#Education #Years #Freedom Of Speech
Does freedom of speech give the right to offend?
-- Maajid Nawaz
#Giving #Freedom Of Speech #Doe
I believe in freedom of speech. And I believe that spending on political campaigns is a form of political speech that is protected under the constitution.
-- Marco Rubio
#Believe #Political #Freedom Of Speech
If one more 'journalist' makes a cavalier statement about me and my band, I will personally or with my fans' help, greet them at their home and discover just how much they believe in their freedom of speech.
-- Marilyn Manson
#Believe #Home #Freedom Of Speech
Free speech is the cornerstone to every right we have.
-- Mark Thomas
#Freedom Of Speech #Speech #Free Speech
If you want to be free, or you want to preserve freedom for people, you both need to have laws that make it so people have freedom of speech and all the freedoms that they need. You also need to have an open governance system where people can vote and people have representation.
-- Mark Zuckerberg
#Law #People #Freedom Of Speech
The fundamentals that founded our great nation included the freedom of speech and religion.
-- Markwayne Mullin
#Freedom Of Speech #Speech #Fundamentals
More and more Chinese intend to embrace freedom of speech and human rights as their birthright, not some imported American privilege.
-- Michael Anti
#Rights #Chinese #Freedom Of Speech
In short, individual freedom of speech leads to a stronger society. But knowing that principle is not enough. You have to know how to put it to use on the Net.
-- Mike Godwin
#Knowing #Freedom Of Speech #Stronger
Exploring and understanding the Net is an ongoing process. Cyberspace never sits still; it evolves as fast as society itself. Only if we fight to preserve our freedom of speech on the Net will we ensure our ability to keep up with both the Net and society.
-- Mike Godwin
#Fighting #Understanding #Freedom Of Speech
Does a person have a right to change his or her own religion? This is a fundamental human right, just like a right to freedom of speech.
-- Miroslav Volf
#Freedom Of Speech #Fundamentals #Doe
Free speech is meaningless if the commercial cacophony has risen to the point where no one can hear you.
-- Naomi Klein
#Freedom Of Speech #Cacophony #Free Speech
Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.
-- Neal Boortz
#Voting #Freedom Of Speech #Needs
The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one. You have guaranteed freedom of speech. Other countries don't have that.
-- Neil Gaiman
#Country #Freedom Of Speech #World
I am a passionate believer in freedom of speech. I would not support anything which would impinge on aggressive robust freedom of the British press, but when things go wrong and there has been outright illegality, there should be proper accountability.
-- Nick Clegg
#Support #Accountability #Freedom Of Speech
Freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of identity. This is my Holy Trinity, each one an intrinsic aspect of my god: Freedom, the Holiest of Holies. Yes it bloody well is. It is absolutely sacred and inviolable, beyond any negotiation or compromise, now and forever. Amen.
-- Pat Condell
#Forever #Freedom Of Speech #Identity
We don't need to 'control' free speech, we need to control ourselves.
-- Peggy Noonan
#Freedom Of Speech #Speech #Needs
Town after town has but one newspaper or one radio station. It is often owned by Murdoch. Yes, we don't have as much freedom of the press as we think we have - although the traditional freedom of speech is strongly rooted in American culture.
-- Pete Seeger
I grew up under Communism so we could only learn Russian, and then when Communism fell in 1989 we could learn a few more things and have the freedom to travel and the freedom of speech - and the freedom of dreaming, really.
-- Petra Nemcova
#Dream #Freedom Of Speech #Communism
A man is entitled to say whatever he wants to say. It's America, freedom of speech.
-- Reggie Evans
#Men #America #Freedom Of Speech
The exploitation of women, mass hunger, disregard for freedom of conscience and for freedom of speech, widespread and racial discrimination all these evils are far too prevalent to be overlooked.
-- Rene Cassin
#Evil #Freedom Of Speech #Discrimination
I say let's go back to a truer use of the word 'freedom.' Let's start with President Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. I would add the freedom to bargain collectively. Those freedoms are under attack today.
-- Richard Trumka
#Expression #Freedom Of Speech #President
It's not about contraception. It's about economic liberty, it's about freedom of speech, it's about freedom of religion, it's about government control of your lives and it's got to stop!
-- Rick Santorum
#Government #Freedom Of Speech #Liberty
I no longer believe in freedom of speech.
-- Rob Delaney
#Believe #Freedom Of Speech #Speech
The first amendment protects free speech, but if you don't have freedom of thought, do you really have freedom of speech?
-- Rob Kampia
#Freedom Of Speech #Firsts #First Amendment
Any government which fears freedom of speech and expression, should fear the internet more.
-- Robert Black
#Expression #Government #Freedom Of Speech
I am a believer in liberty . That is my religion to give to every other human being every right that I claim for myself, and I grant to every other human being, not the right because it is his right but instead of granting I declare that it is his right, to attack every doctrine that I maintain, to answer every argument that I may urge in other words, he must have absolute freedom of speech.
-- Robert Green Ingersoll
#Giving #Freedom Of Speech #Liberty
Dissents speak to a future age. It's not simply to say, 'My colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way.' But the greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow.
-- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
#Writing #Views #Freedom Of Speech
It seems that the right of freedom of speech that was enshrined in numerous constitutions is now under attack by religious institutions.
-- Salman Rushdie
#Religious #Freedom Of Speech #Constitution
Freedom of speech is central to most every other right that we hold dear in the United States and serves to strengthen the democracy of our great country. It is unfortunate, then, when actions occur that might be interpreted as contrary to this honored tenet.
-- Sam Farr
#Country #Freedom Of Speech #Democracy
The freedom of speech and the freedom of the press have not been granted to the people in order that they may say things which please, and which are based upon accepted thought, but the right to say the things which displease, the right to say the things which convey the new and yet unexpected thoughts, the right to say things, even though they do a wrong.
-- Samuel Gompers
#Order #People #Freedom Of Speech
There is freedom of speech in Iran, but there's no freedom after you've spoken.
-- Shappi Khorsandi
#Iran #Freedom Of Speech #Speech
Freedom of speech is useless without freedom of thought.
-- Spiro T. Agnew
#Freedom Of Speech #Speech #Useless
Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.
-- St. Catherine of Siena
#Fear #Freedom Of Speech #Telling The Truth
Freedom of speech does not mean freedom of offending culture, religion or traditions,
-- Staffan de Mistura
#Mean #Offending #Freedom Of Speech
Every legislative limitation upon utterance, however valid, may in a particular case serve as an inroad upon the freedom of speech which the Constitution protects.
-- Stanley Forman Reed
#Freedom Of Speech #Utterance #May
Freedom of Speech is Freedom of Music.
-- Sun Ra
#Freedom Of Speech #Speech
In a free state there should be freedom of speech and thought.
#Freedom Of Speech #Speech #Should
We need a free media, not just freedom of speech.
-- Tom Scholz
#Media #Freedom Of Speech #Speech
In our democratic society, the library stands for hope, for learning, for progress, for literacy, for self-improvement and for civic engagement. The library is a symbol of opportunity, citizenship, equality, freedom of speech and freedom of thought, and hence, is a symbol for democracy itself.
-- Vartan Gregorian
#Opportunity #Self #Freedom Of Speech
We have freedom of speech, but you got to watch what you say.
-- Viola Spolin
#Freedom Of Speech #Theatre #Speech
The Bill of Rights was intended to secure freedom of speech - the freedom of speech of members of parliament to speak freely rather than be at threat of... the threat of an over powerful monarch at the time.
-- William Hague
#Powerful #Rights #Freedom Of Speech
Authoritative interpretations of the First Amendment guarantees have consistently refused to recognize an exception for any test of truth whether administered by judges, juries, or administrative officials and especially one that puts the burden of proving truth on the speaker.
-- William J. Brennan
#Judging #Freedom Of Speech #Guarantees
I believe in religious liberty. I believe in freedom of speech. I believe in working hard and playing by the rules. I'm showing up for work tomorrow.
-- William J. Clinton
#Religious #Believe #Freedom Of Speech
When there is freedom of speech, I've found that the majority of people really have nothing to say.
-- Yevgeny Yevtushenko
#People #Freedom Of Speech #Majority
After all, if freedom of speech means anything, it means a willingness to stand and let people say things with which we disagree, and which do weary us considerably.
-- Zechariah Chafee
#Mean #People #Freedom Of Speech
Lebanese freedom of speech : You get to say whatever you like as long as the authorities approve of it... Hilarious.
-- Ziad K. Abdelnour
#Long #Freedom Of Speech #Authority
The U.S. affirms freedom of speech.[Vladimir] Putin is no friend of freedom of speech.
-- Benjamin E. Sasse
Somehow freedom for religious expression has become freedom from religious expression.
-- Dinesh D'Souza
#Religious #Expression #Freedom Of Speech
The First Amendment of the US Constitution ... is an eloquent repudiation of the First Commandment's prohibition of religious freedom. It is also a repudiation of the Third Commandment's prohibition of freedom of speech. The Thirteenth Amendment repudiates the institution of slavery which is so cozily assumed by the Fourth and Tenth Protestant Commandments.
-- Frank Zindler
#Religious #Freedom Of Speech #Atheism
Marks on paper are free - free speech - press - pictures all go together I suppose.
-- Georgia O'Keeffe
#Flower #Freedom Of Speech #Together
A single party is ruling in Hungary, but democracy and the freedom of speech are still in place.
-- Jaroslaw Kaczynski
#Party #Freedom Of Speech #Democracy
We do have freedom of speech, but if you say the wrong word, it looks like it makes headlines. So everybody has to be very careful.
-- Joe Arpaio
#Freedom Of Speech #Looks #Headlines
The big issue is this incremental whittling away of our constitutional rights, our most important constitutional rights, including freedom of speech. This is something that we really have to put our foot down on, and we have to fight it at every step of the way.
-- John Kiriakou
#Fighting #Freedom Of Speech #Important
The relevant part of the First Amendment here prohibits the making of any law, quote, "abridging the freedom of speech." And it's pretty well-established that speech comes in many forms.
-- Laura Sydell
#Law #Freedom Of Speech #Firsts
I support freedom of speech - even Pamela Geller's right to her Islamophobic subway posters.
-- Mona Eltahawy
#Support #Freedom Of Speech #Subway
The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may think what we like and say what we think.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
#Thinking #Freedom Of Speech #May
Freedom of speech doesn't guarantee great literature.
-- Pankaj Mishra
#Freedom Of Speech #Guarantees #Literature
As politicians we have to make very difficult decisions and one...is when freedom of speech actually insults public safety.
-- Tulip Siddiq
#Safety #Decision #Freedom Of Speech
Music is an opportunity to say every single thing that you want to say. People will pore over whatever you say and however you say it and, for me, it represents complete freedom of speech.
-- Zachary Cole Smith
#Opportunity #People #Freedom Of Speech
Freedom of speech does not mean that you have to agree with everything that a comedian says, but that comedian should have the freedom to be able to try to make that funny. It's the attempt that I'm trying to defend so hard, no necessarily the execution.
-- Brad Williams
#Mean #Should Have #Freedom Of Speech
So many academics have been imprisoned or expelled from their university posts just because they signed a letter calling for peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue. They are all declared enemies of the state by the president. Just because they published a letter saying, "stop killing each other and begin talking for a peaceful resolution." That kind of intolerance from the government towards the rest of society - especially people in favor of freedom of speech, human rights, and more democracy for everyone - is a very important issue in Turkey.
-- Burhan Sonmez
#People #Peaceful #Freedom Of Speech