Free Speech Is Central to Our Dignity as Humans

In his new op-ed for Time, William Ruger, vice president of policy and research at the Charles Koch Institute, discussed why America should remain committed to the ideal of free speech, even when such speech is uncomfortable. As he writes:

“As a society, we seem to have forgotten that free speech is central to our dignity as human beings as well as to intellectual and material progress. It fosters a culture of vibrant debate and discussion in which people can challenge the status quo, fight injustice, and pursue happiness as they see fit. America today is undeniably better because previous generations availed themselves of this freedom and used it to transform society.”

Read the full op-ed in Time

More News Stories

03-02-2021 09:25am

StoryCorps and Ad Council launch campaign to bridge divides

A new website includes testimonials, conversation starters, and tips on how you can foster meaningful conversations with others.

Read more

02-26-2021 09:26am

Sarah Ruger on working together across divides

Sarah Ruger discusses in the Chronicle of Philanthropy how philanthropists must work together to cure extremism.

Read more

02-17-2021 08:37am

Sal Khan, Cadence Learning featured in USA Today

Sal Khan of Schoolhouse.world argues that our country's education system can, and should, emerge from COVID-19 stronger.

Read more

Sign up for updates