Quote of the day

The Federalist Papers

Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech; which is the Right of every Man, as far as by it, he does not hurt or controul the Right of another: And this is the only Check it ought to suffer, and the only Bounds it ought to know.

~ Benjamin Franklin,
Silence Dogood, No. 8,
letter to the editor of the New-England Courant,
Boston, Massachusetts, July 9, 1722;
“The Writings of Benjamin Franklin,” Volume I: Philadelphia, 1722-1726

(This sentence is one of many quotations inscribed on Cox Corridor II, a first floor House corridor, U.S. Capitol.)

To celebrate the 306th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin today.

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