Samuel Gompers

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The freedom of speech and the freedom of the press have not been granted to the people in order that they may say things which please, and which are based upon accepted thought, but the right to say the things which displease, the right to say the things which convey the new and yet unexpected thoughts, the right to say things, even though they do a wrong.

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teilo 8 years, 2 months ago
The freedom of speech and of the press have not been "granted to the people". The people ALWAYS have these rights by virtues of being human. These rights can only be defended, protected, guaranteed, or abrogated.

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