Tuesday, 10 September 2019

“Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, without Freedom of Speech. "Whoever would overthrow the liberty of the nation, must begin by subduing the freedom of speech." #QotD


“Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, without Freedom of Speech... This sacred Privilege is so essential to free Governments, that the Security of Property, and the Freedom of Speech always go together; and in those wretched Countries where a Man cannot call his Tongue his own, he can scarce call any Thing else his own.
    "Whoever would overthrow the liberty of the nation, must begin by subduing the freedom of speech..."

~ John Trenchard & Thomas Gordon, from their Cato's Letters #15
[Hat tip Tara Smith lectures #OCON2019]
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