Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Points to Ponder

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

“We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.”
John Stuart Mill

“For the average American freedom of speech is simply the freedom to repeat what everyone else is saying and no more.”
Gore Vidal

“The right to agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial.”
Ayn Rand

“Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.”
Salman Rushdie

“Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.”
William F. Buckley, Jr.

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four. If that is granted, all else follows.”
Winston Smith in George Orwell’s 1984

South Carolina League of the South

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