Benjamin Franklin Quote

Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.


"On Freedom of Speech and the Press", Pennsylvania Gazette (17 November 1737)

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Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and...

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Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and...

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Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and...

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Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and...