A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 01, 2015
“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to slaughter”

"If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter” is a George Washington (1732-1799) quotation that became frequently used in the 2000s. Washington wrote to the Officers of the Army from Newburgh, New York, on March 15, 1783:

“...  reason is of no use to us—the freedom of Speech may be taken away—and, dumb & silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.”


Wikipedia: George Washington
George Washington (February 22, 1732 [O.S. February 11, 1731] – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the “father of his country”.

National Archives—Founders Online
From George Washington to Officers of the Army, 15 March 1783
Head Quarters Newburgh 15th of March 1783.
Gentlemen,
(...)
With respect to the advice given by the Author—to suspect the Man, who shall recommend moderate measures and longer forbearance—I spurn it—as every Man, who regards that liberty, & reveres that Justice for which we contend, undoubtedly must—for if Men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind; reason is of no use to us—the freedom of Speech may be taken away—and, dumb & silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.
(...)
Go: Washington

Google Books
Student Guide to the MCAT, Medical College Admission Test:
Comprehensive Manual for Self Study and Review

By David M. Tarlow
St. Louis, MO: Educational Testing Consultants, Incorporated
1995
Pg. 15:
If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter (George Washington)

Google Books
Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster:
Why the Official Story of 9/11 is a Monumental Lie

By David Icke
Wildwood, MO: Bridge of Love
2002
Pg. 169:
“lf the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
George Washington

Google Books
One Nation:
What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future

By Ben Carson M.D. andCandy Carson
New York, NY: Sentinel
2014
Pg. ?:
George Washington even said, “If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

Zero Hedge
Sheep Led To The Slaughter: The Muzzling Of Free Speech In America
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/01/2015 22:45 -0400
Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,
“If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”—George Washington

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 • Permalink