We don’t need Constitutional protection to run boring, inoffensive cartoons; we need Constitutional protection for our right to express unpopular views.
Submitted by AlPatrick 2 months ago
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If you believe that I'm a cop killer, you believe David Bowie is an astronaut.
Submitted by ebotunes over 5 years ago
The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.
Submitted by meggilyweggily over 6 years ago
Evey Hammond: Where did you get all this stuff?
V: Oh, here and there, mostly from the Ministry of Objectionable Materials.
Evey Hammond: You stole them?
V: Oh, heavens, no. Stealing implies ownership. You can't steal from the censor; I merely reclaimed them.
Submitted by mrnice about 7 years ago
Do you believe in something enough to cope with public censorship, the risk of imprisonment, and the loss of your ability to work? What if you had the opportunity to earn millions of dollars if you just didn’t protest and went along for the ride?
Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but unlike charity, it should end there.
Submitted by autumnLEEves over 7 years ago
...one may not wish to read Ulysses; that is quite understandable. But when such a real artist in words, as Joyce undoubtedly is, seeks to draw a true picture of the lower middle class in a European city, ought it be impossible for the American public legally to see that picture?
God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
I think the most un-American thing you can say is, 'You can't say that'
Can you imagine going around your neighborhood with a piece of paper that says, “I went into the LIBRARY and found a BOOK with a DIRTY WORD in it, and now I want it LOCKED IN THE BASEMENT and GUARDED by a WOLVERINE so that THE PRECIOUS CHILDREN do not see the WORD. Please sign my petition.”
Submitted by librariansti over 7 years ago
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.
There is no such thing as a moral book or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.