VoltaireVoltaire, [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778) French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher

Voltaire Quote

“We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.”

~ Voltaire

Ratings and Comments

jim k, Austin, Tx

He must have been talking about speaking against the policies of The Right Reverend Obama. Now that could get you in trouble.

E Archer, NYC

It wasn't safe to criticize Bush either, jim. ;-) In fact criticism of the government is now assumed to be criminal, and dissidents are subject to indefinite detention as 'terrorists.' The truth has always been as dangerous as a suicide bomber -- with the same risks!

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC E Archer, NYC 3/29/21

Of course today, world-wide, hate speech has become the justification for not only censoring speech but destroying anyone who questions the one-party line.  Authoritarianism gained a lot of ground in the last year, and we are supposed to accept this as the new normal.  Thought police are now tracking down dissident voices as domestic terrorists.  Hate speech laws are thought-crimes.  And leading the charge are the so-called 'liberals' whose creed now is total control of the populace.  Fascism is firmly in their grasp.  I can understand now how the German people were able to become Nazi's so easily — it is the natural progression of socialism which ever assumes more power over the people.

Mike, Norwalk

The right also exists in the pursuit of physical, spiritual, mental, etc. life, liberty, truth, and business


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