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In Pop Culture: A phrase adopted by dissidents who've chosen a non-violent approach by using truth to oppose perceived acts of oppression by the government.

Note: The phrase is sometimes misappropriated by some groups with irrational fears.

Historically: The best argument so far is that the phrase spoken using these exact words is attributed to pamphlet called "Speak Truth to Power: a Quaker Search for an Alternative to Violence", published in 1955. Older phrases similar in nature with practicality the same meaning dated back much earlier.
I will always speak truth to power when the government tries to oppress my Constitutional freedom to <fill in the blank>.
by TX_CHIC July 8, 2019
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