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Quote of the Day

“Obviously, the state’s responsibility should be
to legislate rules for a well-ordered society.
It has no right or duty to creep into the bedrooms of the nation.”
— Pierre Trudeau

Quote of the Day

“If the human body’s obscene, complain to the manufacturer, not me.”

— Larry Flynt

Quote of the Day

“[Censors are] people with secret attractions to various temptations…
They are defending themselves under the pretext of defending others,
because at heart they fear their own weaknesses.”
— Ernest Jones

Quote of the Day

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

QUote of the Day

“I am opposed to censorship in all forms, without any exceptions. As a matter
of social philosophy, I do not like the idea of some people trying to protect
the minds and morals of other people. In practice, this means that a majority
seeks to impose its standards on a minority; hence, an element of coercion is
inherent in the idea of censorship.”
— Carey McWilliams

Quote of the Day

“A man who thinks of himself as belonging
to a particular national group in America
has not yet become an American.
And the man who goes among you to trade
upon your nationality is no worthy son
to live under the Stars and Stripes.”
— Woodrow Wilson

Quote of the Day

“The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.”

— Peter Kropotkin

Quote of the Day

“Every crime is born of necessity. If you want less crime, you must change the conditions. Poverty makes crime. Want, rags, crusts, misfortune – all these awake the wild beast in man, and finally he takes, and takes contrary to law, and becomes a criminal. And what do you do with him? You punish him. Why not punish a man for having consumption? The time will come when you will see that that is just as logical. What do you do with the criminal? You send him to the penitentiary. Is he made better? Worse. The first thing you do is to try to trample out his manhood, by putting an indignity upon him. You mark him. You put him in stripes. At night you put him in darkness. His feeling for revenge grows. You make a wild beast of him, and he comes out of that place branded in body and soul, and then you won’t let him reform if he wants to.”

— Robert G. Ingersoll

Quote of the Day

“Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth!
They are spider webs for the rich and mighty,
steel chains for the poor and weak,
fishing nets in the hands of the government.”
— Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Quote of the Day

“The ultimate decision about
what is accepted as right and wrong
will be made not by individual human wisdom
but by the disappearance of the groups
that have adhered to the ‘wrong’ beliefs.”
— Friedrich August von Hayek