Um tjáningarfrelsið

Sigurður Hólm Gunnarsson

Sigurður Hólm Gunnarsson ritstjóri Skoðunar sem stofnað var þann 23. júní 1999.

05/05/2004

5. 5. 2004

Í dag var ég að hugsa um að halda kjafti og leyfa öðrum að tjá sig um frelsið. Þá helst tjáningarfrelsið, sem sumum virðist þykja úrelt, kannski barn síns tíma? Those willing to give up a little liberty for a little security deserve neither security nor liberty. – Benjamin Franklin “[I]t is not the feeling […]

Í dag var ég að hugsa um að halda kjafti og leyfa öðrum að tjá sig um frelsið. Þá helst tjáningarfrelsið, sem sumum virðist þykja úrelt, kannski barn síns tíma?

Those willing to give up a little liberty for a little security deserve neither security nor liberty.

– Benjamin Franklin

“[I]t is not the feeling sure of a doctrine…which I call an assumption of infallibility. It is the undertaking to decide that question for others, without allowing them to hear what can be said on the contrary side.”

“If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.”

– John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

Let it be impressed upon your minds, let it be instilled into your children, that the liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political, and religious rights.
– Junius

The free press is the mother of all our liberties and of our progress under liberty.

– Adlai E. Stevenson

“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”

“The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure.”

“What county can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that its people preserve the spirit of resistance.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”

“Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.”

– George Bernard Shaw, Liberty

“You will do me the justice to remember, that I have always strenuously supported the Right of every Man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.
The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is Reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall.”

“He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”

– Thomas Paine

Journalists must seek and speak the truth, for we are the voice of the voiceless millions.

– Razia Bhatti

A free press can of course be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad.

Freedom of the press is perhaps the freedom that has suffered the most from the gradual degradation of the idea of liberty.

– Albert Camus

The only true law is that which leads to freedom.

– Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Freedom of the Press, if it means anything at all, means the freedom to criticize and oppose.

– George Orwell

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

– Voltaire

It is a newspaper’s duty to print the news and raise hell.

– The Chicago Tribune, 1861

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It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.

– Jerry Seinfeld

What’s the big deal? It doesn’t hurt anybody. Fuck-fuckety-fuck-fuck-fuck.

– Cartman, in South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
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