Beheadings & Wagging Fingers & Brewer


“Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.”—U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856–1941)


If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.—George Orwell, author


“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”—Noam Chomsky.



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  • AFRoger

    Seems fairly simple. If you never admit a mistake, it’s the same as having never made one. I think we had a president once who believed that. But I might be mistaken…