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

Justice Anthony Kennedy Quote

β€œThe 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 β€” 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 β€” a more accurate question might be, are rights in fact, without beginning or end?


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