Saturday, October 17, 2009

Free Speech

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.

-Harry S Truman, August 8, 1950
33rd president of US (1884 - 1972)

1 comment:

irondad said...

I've noticed it doesn't get that far these days. It seems like a lot of deals these days are being made behind closed doors and votes lined up ahead of time. The "public" doesn't even get a chance to have a hearing in the first place.

I'm getting ready to vote accordingly.