George Bernard Shaw quote on censorship

“The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.” George Bernard Shaw

“Censorship has been used throughout history by dictators and despots to control the masses. George Bernard Shaw is absolutely correct in that if censorship is imposed there can be no progress because the free flow of information is blocked.  That is why the First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees a free press. Unfortunately even today there are still countries around the world like China and North Korea who impose censorship to control the information available to the people living in their countries. Until countries that impose censorship remove it there will be no real progress in those countries.” Stan Burman

Stan Burman is an entrepreneur and freelance paralegal who has worked in California and Federal litigation since 1995 and relocated to Asia several years ago by taking to heart some of the useful quotations posted on this blog. He has created over 300 sample legal documents for California and Federal litigation which can be viewed at

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