“Who wants to live in a world where the only right to privacy is inside your head?”

“Always editing? I’d rather be a Mormon,” Maher responded. “And that’s what we’d all be: Mitt Romney. I would listen to 100 horrific Cliven Bundy rants if that was the price of living in a world where I could also hear interesting and funny people talk without a filter.”

As for the idea that people won’t miss speaking their minds, Maher said, “I’ll miss it. I’ll miss it a lot. And for the record, speaking my mind is absolutely everything it’s cracked up to be.”

“Who wants to live in a world where the only right to privacy is inside your head?” Maher asked. “That’s what like in East Germany was like.”

“If I want to sit in my living room and say I think The Little Mermaid is hot and I want to bang her, or I don’t like watching two men kiss, or I think tattoos look terrible on black people, I should be able to, even if you think it makes me an asshole,” Maher concluded. “Now, do I really believe those things? I’m not telling you because you’re not in my living room!”