Monday, June 13, 2016
Say it, just say it.
I am amazed how many people demanded that Donald Trump be silenced. In the United States we have freedom of speech. We do not have limited freedom.
“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." George Washington
“The ruling power is always faced with the question, ‘In such and such circumstances, what would you do?’, whereas the opposition is not obliged to take responsibility or make any real decisions.” George Orwell
“The relative freedom which we enjoy depends of public opinion. The law is no protection. Governments make laws, but whether they are carried out, and how the police behave, depends on the general temper in the country. If large numbers of people are interested in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it; if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them." George Orwell
“No idea is above scrutiny and no people are beneath dignity.” Maajid Nawaz
"America is a model of force and freedom and moderation -- with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people." Lord Byron