The First Amendment may be safe, but free expression is not

June 26, 2020

Margaret White, Executive Director of No Labels, wrote about free speech being under attack in an op-ed published via The Hill:

“‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’ That famous turn of phrase has long been used to explain the value and importance of the First Amendment. And few Americans would dispute that the government should be prevented from stifling free expression.

“The spirit of democracy depends on providing citizens the opportunity to talk through their differences. It cannot survive if citizens are too fearful to divulge what they really think.”

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