Saturday, July 28, 2012

Quotation Of The Day: Free Speech Edition

From this Wendy Kaminer post at The Atlantic

"We need a Free Speech Association, an FSA, with the commitment and clout of the NRA, but we're unlikely to see one emerge anytime soon, from right or left. Several small advocacy groups, like the National Coalition Against Censorship, are devoted to First Amendment rights; the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education is a fierce defender of speech rights on college campuses. But more powerful lobbying groups on both sides tend to protect their own speech rights, while ignoring or endeavoring to suppress the rights of others."

It might be better to call a free speech protection group the National Rhetorical Association; people seem enamored with the initials NRA.

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