Quote of the Day – Franklin Roosevelt on Freedom & Censorship

Today, in 1882, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born. He is the only United States President to serve more than two terms and the only President to serve from a wheelchair. I found this quote recently and with all the machinations like SOPA and PIPA flying around, I thought it best to remember what other Presidents have said on the subject of censorship…

If the fires of freedom and civil liberties burn low in other lands they must be made brighter in our own. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free. If in other lands the eternal truths of the past are threatened by intolerance we must provide a safe place for their perpetuation. – Franklin D. Roosevelt – address to the National Education Association

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