Free Speech in Jeopardy

December 16, 2019 Updated: December 16, 2019
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When I was a boy (I’m 61 today) growing up in Mesa, Arizona, our hometown newspaper, the Mesa Tribune, carried a quotation above the banner that read “I do not agree with a word you have said, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” I cannot recall to whom it was attributed (today I am aware that most who know of it connect it to Voltaire in some form or another), but nonetheless it impressed me greatly and has remained with me all these years.

I noticed with great interest a similar quotation on the front page of The Epoch Times recently, attributed to Dennis Prager. I would not be surprised if Mr. Prager has knowledge of the old quotation I referenced above.

I agree with Mr. Prager that for the first time in my lifetime, free speech itself is in jeopardy. It seems that after years of systematically executing a grand plan, radical liberalism is finally drawing the noose tight.

Liberty is in grave danger. The assault on free speech must be stopped at all costs. Everything many Americans hold dear is at stake. We must look up from our devices, take time to get angry about this, and take action. Time is running out.

Richard