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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:640
AUTHOR:Dwight David Eisenhower (1890–1969)
QUOTATION:But we know that freedom cannot be served by the devices of the tyrant. As it is an ancient truth that freedom cannot be legislated into existence, so it is no less obvious that freedom cannot be censored into existence. And any who act as if freedom’s defenses are to be found in suppression and suspicion and fear confess a doctrine that is alien to America.
ATTRIBUTION:President DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, letter on intellectual freedom to Dr. Robert B. Downs, president of the American Library Association, June 24, 1953.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953, p. 456.
SUBJECTS:Freedom
 
 
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