FREE SPEECH

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“In the old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press. That is an improvement certainly. but still it is very bad, and wrong, and demoralizing.” — Oscar Wilde

Whatever Happened to Free Speech?

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum. — Adlai E. Stevenson

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

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” — Noam Chomsky

These beliefs from the past are being over-ridden by a new hostility to open dialogue. In one survey nearly three-fifths of all respondents stated that today’s political climate prevents them from sharing their views. Times have changed.

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