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A Plea for Free Speech -- Frederick Douglass

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No right was deemed by the fathers of the Government more sacred than the right of speech. It was in their eyes, as in the eyes of all thoughtful men, the great moral renovator of society and government. Daniel Webster called it a homebred right, a fireside privilege. Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down. They know its power.

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No right was deemed by the fathers of the Governm... by Daniel Geery on Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 at 7:40:52 AM