Craig R. Smith Quote

“Protection of political speech advanced two important democratic goals:
1) an informed citizenry that would be capable of making educated decisions on matters of public concern, and
2) a free and open marketplace of ideas wherein the truth would ultimately prevail… Only through a vigorous and spirited public debate could citizens be educated about the actions of their government and react responsibly.”

~ Craig R. Smith

All Speech Is Created Equal, 1986

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Democratic goals can be summed up in despotic rule by the mob. Truly informed individual sovereigns can make educated choices (an informed citizenry is a herd of inferiors told what their master want them to hear). A free and open market place of ideas is a concept of where truth (etc.) may be hopefully found.

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk Mike, Norwalk 1/17/23

It is clear by definition that democratic processes (a verb) differ greatly from that of a democracy (mob rule — noun). Democratic processes may be utilized in an individual sovereign's republican form of government, a monarchy, a democracy, in socialism, etc. Goal here, is perceived as a terminal point at which action is directed, oblivious to the sentient being’s nobility, the spirit, nature's law, etc. The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land's patrons are a well informed citizenry (helots, serfs and slaves) that are capable of making educated decisions on all concerned matters (personal, public, etc.). A major problem with the whole of the quote is the conditioned slave’s available library (ecclesiastical seminaries {government schools}, slave masters’ propaganda sources {Media}, government {“A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.” Lysander Spooner}, censored physics / science – altered history, etc.) Under the current Woke Socialism’s statist theocracy, a slave dreams not of freedom, but of his own slaves.

E Archer, NYC

That's all well and good, but it still requires the citizen to inform him/herself and to "react responsibly."


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