Quotes in freedom
Never have so many been manipulated so much by so few.
The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.
If you believe in freedom of speech, you believe in freedom of speech for views you don't like. Goebbels was in favor of freedom of speech for views he liked. So was Stalin. If you're in favor of freedom of speech, that means you're in favor of freedom of speech precisely for views you despise.
If the evens of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.