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The Founding Fathers thought it was so important that they made it No. 1.
The former slave Frederick Douglass told a Boston crowd that liberty was meaningless without it.
Public Enemy rapped about it in "Fight the Power."
Across the centuries, freedom of speech has been held up as a freedom worth fighting for. It is enshrined in the First Amendment.
How regrettable that it seems so little valued at the Massachusetts institutions where it should be most respected - our universities.
In late March, Boston College cancelled the appearance of University of Illinois professor William Ayers, a former member of the Weather Underground. He planned to speak about urban education... Download file "Free speech silenced"
Schools: Boston College University of Massachusetts – Amherst Cases: Boston College: Controversial Speaker Disinvited University of Massachusetts Amherst: Student Group Charged Unconstitutional Security Fee for Controversial Speaker