JFK on censorship

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts…

We welcome the view of others.

We seek a free flow of information across national boundaries and oceans, across iron curtains and stone walls.

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.

For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

– John F. Kennedy, February 26, 1962