Mugging the Minutemen

November 3, 2006

If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them. —First Freedoms: A Documentary History of First Amendment Rights in America (Oxford University Press, 2006), from the introduction by this Voice columnist...

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