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"I Disapprove of What You Say, But I Will Defend to the Death Your Right to Say It"
Quotation attributed to Voltaire by Evelyn Beatrice Hall
Free Speech is at the heart of our democracy. Free speech includes protest and criticism of every aspect, every branch, and every action of our government. Free speech also includes the freedom to express views that are rejected by the majority of our citizens, that express hatred, even racial or gender hatred or question our country's basic assumptions, such as supporting our troops or honoring our flag.
Free speech includes all speech except that which urges imminent violence.
To risk losing the right of your opponent to speak means to risk losing the right to speak yourself.
Free speech is protected speech. It is protected by our constitution. That's what makes our country free.
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