"I wholly disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it."
To my friends:
Will you stand for freedom?
Will you stand for my right to read what I choose to read?
Will you stand for my right and my children's to determine the goal of therapy?
Will you stand for the rights of the anti-vaxxers to read what they want to read?
Will you stand for the rights of the anti-vaxxers to choose what gets put into their bodies? Into their children's bodies?
Will you stand up against the silencing of ideas in the scientific community?
If you don't, no one will be left to stand up for you when someone comes for your right to believe and act on what you believe.
If you will, may I suggest some places to start?
- Stand up to Amazon.com against their censorship of alternate views on homosexuality.
- Stand up to Facebook for their censorship and throttling of views they don't agree with.
- Stand up to Equality Utah and their attempt to ban therapists from even trying to change behaviors related to sexual orientation.
- Stand up for the rights of co-workers to not participate in Pride activities.
Again, if you don't, no one will be left to help defend your rights when someone comes for them.