Saturday, July 3, 2010

Brenda's Photo Challenge: Freedom



Freedom of Speech!!!!!

WORDS ~ WRITTEN ~ SPOKEN ~ SIGNED ~ TRANSMITTED VIA THE INTERNET! ~ PHOTOGRAPHED

"The test of democracy is freedom of criticism."  
~David Ben-Gurion
"We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.  For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."  
~John F. Kennedy
"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
  ~Noam Chomsky
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."  
~Voltaire
IN THE POST 9/11 WORLD IT BECOMES A CHALLENGE TO DEFEND FREEDOM OF SPEECH.  REMEMBER ON THIS JULY 4TH THAT OUR FOUNDING FATHERS GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THAT FREEDOM!

14 comments:

Brenda said...

Awesome photos and exceptional choices of quotes! Loved em!

Out on the prairie said...

I enjoy being able to say as I please. It would be bizzare not to be able to express oneself.I am enjoying the interpretations by everyone.Have a happy 4th.

jenniferw said...

Beautiful picture of the most beautiful banner in all the world, and most wonderful quotes. Happy Fourth!

Sheri said...

beautiful. I've been thinking about heading across the highway to snap the flag.

Pat said...

Right on! We sometimes forget that particular freedom! Thanks for the nudge!

Cindra said...

Loved the photos and how appropriate, but have to say I enjoyed the quotes even more!!!

Donna said...

Lovely photos and great text! It is such a shame that citizens are nowadays demonized by the politicians and the main street media when they do peaceful protests on how this country is being run. They conveniently forget that conservatives have a right to free speech too!

Jeanette said...

Gret pictures! Freedom of speech is our most important freedom!

Sheri said...

Great photos. Love the freedom of speech representation. Perfect!

Ann said...

Love the photos and the quotes are fabulous. A happy 4th to you

Sandy said...

Love your photos and quotes!

dibear said...

Freedom of speech and a wonderful freedom, although sometimes we don't like what we hear! :)

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent post!cin

Donna said...

How did I MISS YOU???!!
Sorry Girl!
Love this Freedom! And You said it! Nothings More important than freedom of speech!
Have a great weekend!!
hughugs