Quote For The Day

 

“Every time you silence somebody you make yourself a prisoner of your own action, because you deny yourself the right to hear something.”

The late Christopher Hitchens, addressing an audience on the ever-important subject of freedom of speech.

2 thoughts on “Quote For The Day

  1. David Taylor January 9, 2015 / 7:34 PM

    Thank you for posting this speech. It is soul searching, soul regrouping, and soul reaffirming, at a time when we all need it to remind ourselves why we are so upset about what’s happened in France this week.

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    • Samuel Hooper January 9, 2015 / 7:38 PM

      Many thanks to you as well David, as always, for reading and taking the time to comment. This has been a truly horrific week, for lovers of peace everywhere and for supporters of the fundamental right to free speech.

      I always love reading or listening to Christopher Hitchens, and though I am of the Catholic faith myself, his criticisms of religion are intelligent and serious, and a powerful reminder of why we all depend on the right to speak our minds.

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