The Stupidest Things Ever Said, Number 2: The Free Speech Edition

Continuing Orac’s quest for truly stupid quotes from The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said calendar, this time a couple of tasty stupid morsels about free speech:

Here’s entry number 1, from the February 17, 2007 entry in the calendar:

“We forbid any course that says we restrict free speech!”–Dr. Kathleen Dixon, Director of Women’s Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, commenting on the resignation of Dr. Richard Zeller, who wanted to teach a course in how liberalism has led to political correctness.

Here’s entry number 2, from the July 4, 2001 entry:

“What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns and a healthy democracy. You can’t have both.”–Representative Dick Gephardt (D-Missouri) on campaign finance reform.

Here’s entry number 3, from the October 7, 2004 entry:

“The meeting was held in secret because it concerns the public so much.”–Edward Cooper, mayor of Caine, Wilshire, England on a meeting on police.