Jeremy Bentham Quote

“As to the evil which results from censorship, it is impossible to measure it, because it is impossible to tell where it ends.”

~ Jeremy Bentham

On Liberty of the Press and Public Discussion

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Anonymous    4/7/08

Fare comment under the circumstances to which he wrote his work

Mike, Norwalk

One of the measurements.

Byron, Fort Collins

Evil = the desire to control others--to live their lives for them--"for their own good".

jim k, Austin, Tx

I'm with Byron on this. The war on drugs is a perfect example of the desire to control others for their own good. And don't forget the busybodies who are always telling you to eat your veggies.

E Archer, NYC

Withholding the truth is a violation of the truth, and there are consequences. The more we have invested in the lies, the less fulfilling life is, and the more there is to lose when the illusion is revealed. If you knew what the Catholic Church has censored, you would not believe in Jesus. If you knew what the CIA has censored, you would not believe in our government. If you knew what the Federal Reserve has censored, there would be a revolution tomorrow. The mainstream media censors daily -- if the people knew what they knew, there would be rioting in the streets. And as long as this keeps up, the bigger the crash is going to be -- it is inevitable.

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