Saturday, November 05, 2005

QUOTE: No time to be silent -- Edward R. Murrow

Edward R. Murrow
See it Now (CBS-TV, March 9, 1954)
"A Report on Joseph R. McCarthy"

"This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy's methods to keep
silent, or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our
history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no
way for a citizen of a republic to abdicate his responsibilities. As a
nation we have come into our full inheritance at a tender age. We proclaim
ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, wherever it
continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by
deserting it at home."

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