MIKE HUCKABEE: It used to be that in the United States of America the idea of freedom of speech meant that we wanted more people to come to the public square to express an opinion. Today, with things like we've seen at Brandeis; with the idea that Condoleezza Rice, her seat on the Dropbox board is being challenged because somebody doesn't like the fact that she had the same position on the War in Iraq that Hillary Clinton did; the CEO of Mozilla pushed out of his position because he had the same position in 2008 on Proposition 8 in California that Barack Obama claimed to have, that Hillary Clinton claimed to have, that Joe Biden claimed to have.
Do we really want an America where instead of having free speech we simply have a few forms of speech that are carefully protected by the radical left? And if you don't agree with them, it's not just that they want to put their voices to be louder, they want to shut yours down. Freedom of speech in this country, that for which those men grabbed those muskets off the mantel did never mean that we're to have fewer voices, but more voices.
It wasn't that we couldn't dissent; it was that we could. Whether you agree with the opinions or not. My gosh, I'm beginning to think that there is more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States. (Freedom Summit in New Hampshire, April 12, 2014)