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Craig R. Smith, Eugene O'neill, Michel De Montaigne


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"The idea that political speech had to be protected at any cost dates to

Colonial days, during which the press and the public were not allowed to

express themselves freely on matters of public concern. The King and his

government often used restrictive measures, such as licensing of printing

presses and the doctrine of seditious libel, to silence unfavorable public


-- Craig R. Smith

Source: All Speech Is Created Equal, 1986, Washington, D.C., Freedom of Expression Foundation


"Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense, has

always been and will always be the last resort of the boob and the bigot."

-- Eugene O'Neill



"It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man's

oration -- nay, it is a very easy matter; but to produce a better in its place

is a work extremely troublesome."

-- Michel De Montaigne

[Michel Eyquem De Montaigne] (1532-1592) French Renaissance scholar, philosopher, writer


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