• “Our society — unlike most in the world — presupposes that freedom and liberty are in a frame of reference that makes the individual, not government, the keeper of his tastes, beliefs, and ideas; that is the philosophy of the First Amendment; and it is this article of faith that sets us apart from most nations in the world.” ~William O. Douglas (1898-1980)
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  • “The dominant purpose of the First Amendment was to prohibit the widespread practice of government suppression of embarrassing information.” ~Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)
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  • “The framers of the constitution knew human nature as well as we do. They too had lived in dangerous days; they too knew the suffocating influence of orthodoxy and standardized thought. They weighed the compulsions for restrained speech and thought against the abuses of liberty. They chose liberty.” ~Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)
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  • Those in power need checks and restraints lest they come to identify the common good for their own tastes and desires, and their continuation in office as essential to the preservation of the nation ~Justice William O Douglas
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