Free Speech

Phyllis Gardner tells us where free speech leads: I  have always strenuously supported the  right of every man to his own opinion, however  different that opinion might be to mine. He  who denies another this right makes a slave of  himself to his present opinion, because he precludes  himself the right of changing it."  Thomas  Paine, 1783-

"Free  speech exercised both individually and through  a free press, is a necessity in any country  where people are themselves free." -- Theodore  Roosevelt, 1918

"The  truth is found when men are free to pursue it." -  Franklin  D. Roosevelt,  1936

"If  liberty means anything at all, it means the right to  tell people what they do not want to hear."   George Orwell, 1945

"Any  time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his  constitutional rights, we are weakening our own  claim to them." --   Dwight David Eisenhower, 1963

"What  is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists  is not that they are extreme, but that they  are intolerant." -- Robert  F. Kennedy, 1964

"Go  fuck yourself." -- Dick  Cheney, 2004

RH: Dick Cheney will not be invited to join WAIS.  Whether "Stuff it" disqualifies Teresa Heioz Kerry is debatable.
Phyllis Gardner quoted "The  truth is found when men are free to pursue it." (Franklin  D.  Roosevelt,  1936). Peter Orne comments: "but the New York Times (9/28/94) reports this about the upcoming presidential debates: "Officials of the debate commission said they were agreeing primarily to those things Mr. Bush's aides had emphasized as especially important to them: a strict time limit on candidate responses, an electronic  warning when candidates exceed their speaking time that can be seen and heard by viewers at home, and a prohibition against the candidates' directly posing questions to each other.

"One official said the commission would probably not abide by the agreement's stipulation that the audience at the Oct. 8 town-hall-style debate in Missouri be composed of people who are "soft supporters" of Mr. Kerry and Mr. Bush, meaning they had not solidly made up their minds but were leaning one way or another. The commission had proposed that the audience be filled with strictly undecided voters."

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