Freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have, or the views they express, or the words they speak or write.
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
Political correctness is simply tyranny with manners.
A forbidden writing is thought to be a certain spark of truth, that flies up in the face of them who seek to tread it out.
The dominant purpose of the First Amendment was to prohibit the widespread practice of government suppression of embarrassing information.
Would that our borders were policed as well as our speech.
I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time, either. This country is in big trouble. We don’t win anymore. We lose to China. We lose to Mexico, both in trade and at the border. We lose to everybody.
The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honour you can bestow on him. It means that you recognise his superiority to yourself.
An unconditional right to say what one pleases about public affairs is what I consider to be the minimum guarantee of the First Amendment.
Thought that is silenced is always rebellious. Majorities, of course, are often mistaken. This is why the silencing of minorities is necessarily dangerous. Criticism and dissent are the indispensable antidote to major delusions.