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Diana West’s Speech in Copenhagen

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by Baron Bodissey/Gates of Vienna

Along with Wafa Sultan and Geert Wilders, Diana West spoke at the Free Press Society conference last Saturday in Copenhagen. Many thanks to Steen for the video:

Thanks to Diana for the full text of her speech:

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Diana West’s Speech in Copenhagen, June 14, 2009

Americans are proud, and rightly so, of the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights, which, among other things, protects speech from government control. The Amendment says in part: “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.”

Increasingly, however, Americans seem content to regard the First Amendment not as the fundamental working tool of democracy, but as a national heirloom, a kind of antique to admire rather than put to use. I don’t think many of my countrymen perceive how profoundly their attitude toward free speech has changed. But there is a difference between having freedom of speech and exercising freedom of speech, one that has become glaringly and distressingly obvious to me since September 11, 2001. So, while it is true that the US government is not Constitutionally empowered to make laws that censor Americans, it is also true, I believe, that Americans have come to censor themselves. But why?

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