“What they [SPLC] are doing is shutting down free speech in a very dangerous way. In my book, The New White Nationalism in America, I warned about the dangers of shutting down discourse on legitimate issues. Because of political correctness, and the inability of well-meaning people to discuss legitimate issues, such as Affirmative Action, crime and immigration, it forces people to carry on their dialogue in forms that may be more extremist than they have to be. So, they are actually making more converts to extremist organizations than they would if they allowed people to talk about the issues that concern them…This is very, very dangerous, because the constitution gives us the right of freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, and they only want it for one side. If you continue to shut down legitimate voices of dissent, I think you do get that revolution that they are so afraid of; they are making it happen because they are not allowing a healthy debate.”
- Carol Swain, participating in a March, 2010 panel discussion on immigration at The National Press Club, Washington, DC.