Washington State Librarian Jan Walsh said in a statement [quoted in Washington Supreme Court, 6-3, Backs Library System's Full Filtering Policy, Library Journal]:
"This is not a free speech issue, in my mind. It is about what your community needs. It is about the use of our taxpayers’ limited resources and our libraries’ limited resources."
Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy [quoted in Conroy’s speech to ALIA Information Online 2009, Stilgherrian]:
And while we acknowledge there are technical issues to be tested [about mandatory ISP level filtering], the Government does not view this debate as an argument about freedom of speech.