Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quote of the day - Freedom's substance

"Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of freedom's substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order. If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith within."

-Justice Robert Jackson

Some of current crop of Liberals could learn from such words, but then many of them don't care much for freedom of speech for anyone but themselves.

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