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Quotations on Dissent

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The United States can ... be proud that it has institutions and a structure that permit its citizens to express honest dissent, even though those who do so may be maligned by the highest official in the land.

~ Unknown

- New York Times

Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.

~ Felix Frankfurter

Mere unorthodoxy or dissent from the prevailing mores is not to be condemned. The absence of such voices would be a symptom of grave illness in our society.

~ Earl Warren

In a number of cases dissenting opinions have in time become the law.

~ Charles Evans Hughes

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