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Free Speech

Total Quotes : 46
Theatre Means

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.

- Abbie Hoffman

Nature Flag

Worrying that banning flag desecration would inhibit free speech reveals a misunderstanding of the flag's fundamental nature.

- Adrian Cronauer

Myself Deserve

If I, as a liberal, didn't speak out against those who would squelch the free speech of conservatives, I wouldn't deserve to call myself a liberal.

- Alan Colmes

Right Critical

The right to free speech is critical to our democracy.

- Amy Klobuchar


Free speech is one of the founding principles of our republic.

- Andrew Rosenthal

Speech Part

Hate speech can't be a part of free speech.

- Arun Jaitley

Truth Search

Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful.

- Charles Bradlaugh


When the public's right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.

- Christopher Dodd

Goal Give

The goal is to give people a free encyclopedia to every person in the world, in their own language. Not just in a 'free beer' kind of way, but also in the free speech kind of way.

- Jimmy Wales

Speak Speech

Free speech includes the right to not speak.

- Jimmy Wales

Country Built

This country is built on free speech.

- John Hickenlooper

Role Reasons

Net neutrality was essential for our economy; it was essential to preserve freedom and openness, both for economic reasons and free speech reasons, and the government had a role in ensuring that Internet freedom was protected.

- Julius Genachowski

Political Come

The thing I have come to find astonishing is that people from all political sides routinely say that the Internet has to be the model of free speech and freedom.

- Beeban Kidron

College House

Free speech is the foundation of an open and liberal democracy from college campuses to the White House.

- Hasan Minhaj

Important How

I can't emphasize how important free speech is to a liberal and free democracy.

- Hasan Minhaj

Own Dictator

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.

- Herbert Hoover

Green Say

Twitter is a form of free speech, and I'm all for that. But if Cee Lo Green, a maverick of sorts, can't get on Twitter and say something outlandish or outrageous, then what is the whole point of Twitter at all?

- CeeLo Green

Race Unlimited

While we as members of the Coalition strongly support free speech, it is not unlimited free speech. People aren't free to vilify others on the basis of race or religion.

- Denis Napthine

Football Gets

There is no free speech in football. Information is parsed by monosyllabic head coaches, who dictate who gets to speak to whom and when.

- Jane Leavy

Country Even

Even if the country is run by a Mussolini, free speech will find its way.

- Kamal Haasan

Need Extremism

We need to understand that an open society and free speech and press... really are the best weapons against al Qaeda and extremism.

- Elliott Abrams

Speech Would

Any kind of restrictions put on free speech would have worse consequences than bullying.

- Lady Starlight

Alive Use

A 'live' show is either alive or not. Free speech is free or it is not. Viewers are free to use their remote or TiVo. Parents are responsible or they are not.

- Frank Pierson

Born Right

And a democracy can't exist without free speech and the right to assemble. And that's what Americans tend to forget. And they're born into a culture where they take all of their freedoms for granted.

- Larry Flynt


To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.

- Frederick Douglass


Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth.

- Liu Xiaobo

Go Marks

Marks on paper are free - free speech - press - pictures all go together I suppose.

- Georgia O'Keeffe

Think Speech

I don't think we should be deprived of the privilege of free speech.

- Loretta Swit

History Feared

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.

- Louis D. Brandeis


One of the problems with defending free speech is you often have to defend people that you find to be outrageous and unpleasant and disgusting.

- Salman Rushdie

Speech Side

It's obvious that I come down on the side of free speech for anybody's work.

- Salman Rushdie

Period Poems

In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty.

- Muriel Rukeyser

Which Sort

These are all voluntary resources which help parents sort out the choices without infringing on the artists' rights to free speech, which is something that we respect.

- Tipper Gore

Needs Meant

Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.

- Neal Boortz


American democracy is greater with free speech and open dialogue.

- Tomi Lahren


Depending on your political orientation, the Dixie Chicks are either the great defenders of free speech or American traitors.

- Shawn Amos

Reach Use

With true free speech has to come an understanding of when and when not to use it. But you can't legislate that. It must be voluntary - especially in a world where a whisper can reach a million people in an eye blink.

- Nick Harkaway

Speech Right

Free speech is the cornerstone to every right we have.

- Mark Thomas

United States

Citizens United fought to defend our right to free speech - and won a great victory in the United States Supreme Court.

- Marsha Blackburn

Speech Streets

You must stand for free speech in the streets.

- Mary Harris Jones

Slaves Been

Nor was it only from the millions of slaves that chains had been removed; the whole nation had been in bondage; free speech had been suppressed.

- Matthew Simpson

Speech Some

Moderate people are able to be moderate and have free speech only because there are some people on the fringe.

- Patrick Chappatte

Jefferson Had

If Thomas Jefferson had heard us, he probably would have said, 'We shouldn't have free speech.'

- Robin Quivers

Talking Right

You cannot prevent me from talking. I am exercising my right to free speech.

- Rodrigo Duterte

Speech Honest

With honest discussion, free speech, let people's voices be heard.

- Ron Johnson

Going Means

We stand for free speech. This means we are not going to ban distasteful subreddits. We will not ban legal content even if we find it odious or if we personally condemn it.

- Yishan Wong