Justice Anthony KennedyJustice Anthony Kennedy, (1936-) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1988-2018)

Justice Anthony Kennedy Quote

“The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is the beginning of thought.”

Justice Anthony KennedyJustice Anthony Kennedy
~ Justice Anthony Kennedy

U.S. Supreme Court, 16 Apr 2002, Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition

Ratings and Comments

Ronw13, Oregon

To think is the beginning of thought, beware of government/church indoctrination of socialism on a mass scale. 

Mike, Norwalk

The beginning? Each and every, any and all rights are inherent in and inalienable with a beings existence. Consistent with matter, I guess the nobility of man's rights are first recognized as a faculty of birth. In a representative republic at the "laws of nature and of nature's God" (Declaration of Independence), the body politic's sole authorization is to administer said unalienable rights (not sovereign individuals) as a guaranteed system of justice. Carnal man has long left that system of Constitutional liberty and justice for all for/with a tyrannical dimension where rights have to be protected from government (2nd Amendment for example  no longer representative of rights).

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk Mike, Norwalk 1/6/20

Being joint heirs with Christ, being sons and daughters of an Eternal Heavenly Father  a more accurate question might be, are rights in fact, without beginning or end?


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