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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Freedom of Speech is a Principal Pillar of a Free Government

From The Founders, Religion and Government:

"Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates."
~ Benjamin Franklin, "On Freedom of Speech and the Press", Pennsylvania Gazette (November 17, 1737)

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