Hate speech it seems to be is been defined by the political left as anything we don't like, anything that violates social justice doctrines, feminism, Black Lives Matter kind of ideology. It is not something that I have ever heard particularly effectively defined.— Milo Yiannopoulos
Jaw-dropping Political Speeches quotations
Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.
We live in a country that talks about being the home of the brave and the land of the free, and we have the highest incarceration rate in the world.
I had a right to my own political opinions.
I am a Southern woman, born with Revolutionary blood in my veins. Freedom of speech and of thought were my birthright, guaranteed, signed and sealed by the blood of our fathers.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril.
In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible... Thus, political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging, and sheer cloudy vagueness... Political language [is] designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.
Goebbels was in favor of free speech for views he liked.
So was Stalin. If you’re really in favor of free speech, then you’re in favor of freedom of speech for precisely the views you despise. Otherwise, you’re not in favor of free speech.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.
Freedom includes the right to say what others may object to and resent.
.. The essence of citizenship is to be tolerant of strong and provocative words.
Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
Commencement oratory must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or unduly firm opinion. Nonetheless, there must be a speech: Speeches in our culture are the vacuum that fills a vacuum.
Manchester is a city which has witnessed a great many stirring episodes, especially of a political character. Generally speaking, its citizens have been liberal in their sentiments, defenders of free speech and liberty of opinion.
When words are both true and kind they can change the world.
I am absolutely opposed to political correctness.
You cannot confront hate speech until you've experienced it. You need to hear every side of the issue instead of just one.
Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.
The New York Times editorial page is like a Ouija board that has only three answers, no matter what the question. The answers are: higher taxes, more restrictions on political speech and stricter gun control.
Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercises your freedom of thought.
Commercials are not the only junk food in the speech market - indeed, when compared to shallow news reporting, vacuous television shows, or political doublespeak, commercials are not even the most harmful to mental health.
I like the free-speech stuff, the political-correctness stuff.
If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, Maybe I could understand some of these illegal injunctions. ... But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.
The Nazis believed in a master race. The militant Islamists believe in a master faith.
Sometimes it appears that we're reaching a period when our senses and our minds will no longer respond to moderate stimulation. We seem to be approaching an Age of the Gross. Persuasion through speeches and books is too often discarded for disruptive demonstrations aimed at bludgeoning the unconvinced into action.
The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy. One's right to life, liberty and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly may not be submitted to vote; they depend on no elections.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
We are not seeking revolution. We just want democracy.
I honestly believe I am the only woman in the United States who ever traveled throughout the country with a nursing baby to make political speeches.
Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression.
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
The overflow of big money in politics drowns out the voices of everyday people.
That is part of the conundrum in America: The more money you have the more speech you have. That leaves everyday people out of the equation.
The right to discuss freely and openly, by speech, by the pen, by the press, all political questions, and to examine the animadvert upon all political institutions is a right so clear and certain, so interwoven with our other liberties, so necessary, in fact, to their existence, that without it we must fall into despotism and anarchy.
I have often regretted my speech, but never my silence.
As for Hitler, his professed religion unhesitatingly juxtaposed the God-Providence and Valhalla. Actually his god was an argument at a political meeting and a manner of reaching an impressive climax at the end of speeches.
You can't trust politicians. It doesn't matter who makes a political speech. It's all lies - and it applies to any rock star who wants to make a political speech as well.
We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations
Being polite is so rare these days, thats its often confused with flirting.
Freedom of press is limited to those who own one.
Freedom of speech...Freedom of worship...Freedom from want...Freedom from fear.
The greater the importance to safeguarding the community from incitements to the overthrow of our institutions by force and violence, the more imperative is the need to preserve the constitutional rights of free speech, free press and free assembly in order to maintain the opportunity for free political discussion.
In academia, left-liberalism is so entrenched its advocates' debating skills have gone rusty. When you've been talking to yourself for decades and imposing speech codes on everyone else, your ability to argue coherently - let alone entertainingly - inevitably wanes.
A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum.
According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech and corporations are now people. But when real people without money assemble to express their dissatisfaction with the political consequences of this, they’re treated as public nuisances and evicted.