‘Everyone is in favour of free speech, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.’ – Winston Churchill
“Ultimately, saying that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different from saying you don’t care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say. Or that you don’t care about freedom of the press because you don’t like to read. Or that you don’t care about freedom of religion because you don’t believe in God. Or that you don’t care about the freedom to peaceably assemble because you’re a lazy, antisocial agoraphobe. Just because this or that freedom might not have meaning to you today doesn’t mean that it doesn’t or won’t have meaning tomorrow, to you, or to your neighbor – or to the crowds of principled dissidents I was following on my phone who were protesting halfway across the planet, hoping to gain just a fraction of the freedom that my country was busily dismantling.”
Ed Snowden, Permanent Record, pp. 208–209
And that you don’t care about the second amendment because you have nothing to defend.
‘Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.’ Thomas Jefferson, third President
If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. President George Washington