North America 26 September 2012 Quote of the day Barack Obama on free speech. Print HTML As President of our country, and Commander-in-Chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so. Barack Obama defends free speech in his address to the UN General Assembly. › Can you live for a month using only an iPhone to pay for things? Barack Obama addresses the UN General Assembly in New York City. Photograph: Getty Images. Subscribe More Related articles Angela Eagle is set to challenge Jeremy Corbyn. But many still hope for Tom Watson Jeremy Corbyn only made one mistake - he should have taken tighter control of the Labour party Labour MPs pass a vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn – what happens now?