"Submitted for your consideration: 'He was prosecuted because of his words. He didn't harm anybody; he didn't commit an assault; he didn't steal; he didn't engage in any conduct, which directly harmed someone else. So, therefore, he was punished, first and foremost, because of the words he used.'"
"That's not Colorado's Governor Bill Owens taking about Ward Churchill. These are the words of a former assistant district attorney who helped prosecute comedian/social commentator Lenny Bruce. The last line of that quote reads: 'We drove him into poverty and used the law to kill him.'"(GNN|We have the right to remain silent[sigma]but the duty to speak)
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. . . shameful moments have been the times i remained silent . . . silence is complicity . . . the powerful fear words for they believe in the power of words . . . stifle dissent . . . stifle the spirit . . . stifle life . . .