Françoís-Maríe Ấroûét (1694 - 1778), known by his nōm dé plûme Voltâire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher, known for his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.

Françoís-Maríe Ấroûét (1694 - 1778), known by his nōm dé plûme Voltâire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher, known for his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.

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"If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." --George Washington

"If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." --George Washington

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Freedom of speech. For you, for your friends and for the people you think are culture destroying monsters

Freedom of speech. For you, for your friends and for the people you think are culture destroying monsters

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In memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “Dream” speech, let freedom ring for EVERYONE!  SHARE this if you will NEVER BE SILENT about animal abuse!   Photo Credit: © Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals  http://www.peta.org/features/martin-luther-king-jr-and-animal-rights.aspx

In memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “Dream” speech, let freedom ring for EVERYONE! SHARE this if you will NEVER BE SILENT about animal abuse! Photo Credit: © Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals http://www.peta.org/features/martin-luther-king-jr-and-animal-rights.aspx

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"Freedom of speech" does not mean insulting everyone as you wish because it's just your "opinion".

"Freedom of speech" does not mean insulting everyone as you wish because it's just your "opinion".

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Benjamin Franklin Poster, Freedom of Speech political correctness...leads to hate speech ..leads to loss of freedom of speech

Benjamin Franklin Poster, Freedom of Speech political correctness...leads to hate speech ..leads to loss of freedom of speech

Noam Chomsky quote on Censorship. Amen, Noam: Land of the free, freedom for all, liberty, free will - they all require a humility, a certain strength of character, an inner peace to let others have freedoms of expression when they express things we do not embrace. #censorship

Noam Chomsky quote on Censorship. Amen, Noam: Land of the free, freedom for all, liberty, free will - they all require a humility, a certain strength of character, an inner peace to let others have freedoms of expression when they express things we do not embrace. #censorship

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""When did we confuse the freedom of speech with the freedom to be rude?""

""When did we confuse the freedom of speech with the freedom to be rude?""

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