Freedom of Speech
Importance of Freedom of Speech
"All silencing of discussion is an assumption of infallibility ... But the peculiar evil of silencing the expression of opinion is, that it is robbing the human race ... 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, On Liberty, Chapter 2]
Any State or person who denies us the freedom of speech assumes "infallibility."
The free press and open-minded publishers prolong freedom of speech.