Free Speech in Wartime
Robert Marion Sr. La Follette

U.S. Senator Robert La Follette decries the spirit of censorship that had swept through the nation since its entry into World War 1, and makes a lengthy and impassioned case for the upholding of the right to free speech, a right that he believed was incumbent upon the government to grant in a time of peace, but even more so, in a time of war.

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Robert Marion Sr. La Follette: Free Speech in Wartime

October 6, 1917 (over 102 years ago)

U.S. Senator Robert La Follette decries the spirit of censorship that had swept through the nation since its entry into World War 1, and makes a lengthy and impassioned case for the upholding of the right to free speech, a right that he believed was incumbent upon the government to grant in a tim...

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´╗┐Rand Paul: Floor Statement on USA PATRIOT Act Extension

May 23, 2011 (almost 9 years ago)

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul delivers his floor statement regarding the PATRIOT Act and strongly opposes the cloture for this issue.

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Robert Kennedy: Day of Affirmation Address (as delivered)

June 6, 1966 (almost 54 years ago)

The Day of Affirmation Address is one of Robert Kennedy's best-known speeches. It was delivered to members of the National Union of South African Students at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Here, he talks about the intertwined ideals of freedom and equality, which lie at the heart of...

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Robert Kennedy: Law Day Address, University of Georgia Law School

May 6, 1961 (almost 59 years ago)

Having just been appointed Attorney General by his brother, Robert Kennedy pledges his commitment to performing his duty and ensuring the impartial enforcement of the law.

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Robert Kennedy: Remarks of Robert F. Kennedy at the University of Kansas

March 18, 1968 (about 52 years ago)

in this candid and engaging speech, Robert Kennedy shares with the students his hopes for the American nation.

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Robert Kennedy: Announcement of Candidacy for President

March 16, 1968 (about 52 years ago)

Robert Kennedy announces his intention to enter the presidential race.

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Robert Kennedy: Tribute to John F. Kennedy at the Democratic National Convention

August 27, 1964 (over 55 years ago)

Robert Kennedy receives numerous standing ovations as he speaks about his brother's ideals and his commitment to the Democratic Party.

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Robert Kennedy: St. Patrick's Day Speech

March 17, 1964 (about 56 years ago)

In his first major speech since the death of his brother, Robert Kennedy commemorates the Irish people's long struggle for freedom and reflects on its significance to the issues plaguing America and the world over.

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Edward Moore Kennedy: Senator Kennedy on the Matthew Shepard Act

September 25, 2007 (over 12 years ago)

In the speech below, Senator Kennedy introduced the expanded hate crimes bill into Senate, a measure that sought to broaden the 1969 United States federal hate-crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim's sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.

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Edward Moore Kennedy: Speech Against the Invasion of Iraq

September 27, 2002 (over 17 years ago)

In this speech delivered at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Senator Ted Kennedy speaks on the imprudence of rushing into a war against Iraq before attempting to enforce disarmament via the United Nations.

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