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  • We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press...It is a precious pest, and a necessary mischief, and there would be no liberty without it."

~ Review of a Pamphlet Entitled Present State of the British Constitution Historically Illustrated, London 1807

  • A government by the passions of the multitude, or, no less correctly, according to the vices, and ambitions of their leaders is a democracy.