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John Stuart Mill thoughts on Free Speech "..the peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth; if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth produced by its collision with error." John Stuart Mill "… it is not on the impassioned partisan, it is on the calmer and more disinterested bystander, that this collision of opinions works its salutary effect. Not the violent conflict between parts of the truth, but the quiet suppression of half of it, is the formidable evil. There is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides; it is when they attend to only to one that errors harden into prejudices." John Stuart Mill Something to chew on in regards to the idea of freedom of speech! If you are interested in researching more on John Stuart Mill and his thoughts on free speech and liberty, then check out the links below. Please feel free to share your thoughts about free speech in this community! https://mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/872/on-liberty https://www.gutenberg.org/files/34901/34901-h/34901-h.htm
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