Freedom of Speech

  • A free press can exist only where there is private control on the means of production. In a socialist commonwealth, where all publication facilities and printing presses are owned and operated by the government, there cannot be any question of a free press. The government alone determines who should have the time and opportunity to write and what should be printed and published. (Ludwig Von Mises)
  • Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even specially, the absence of legal constraints, but the presence of alternative thoughts. (Allan Bloom)
  • The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity, but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities. (Allan Bloom)
  • If you do not read the newspaper , you are uninformed. If you do happen to read the newspapers your are misinformed. (Mark Twain)