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" The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not... "
Memoirs, Correspondence, and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Late ... - Página 85
por Thomas Jefferson - 1829
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The Railway Clerk, Volúmenes8-9

1909
...submitted to. It is necessary to keep the •waters pure." From his letter to Edward Carrington: — "The basis of our governments being the opinion of...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."-^ New York World. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. "Justice." — In the first place, do not forget that the United...
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Colonial, state, and national rights, 1761-1861

Marion Mills Miller - 1916
...governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right. . . Were it left to me to decide whether we should have...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. ... I am convinced that those societies (such as the Indian tribes) which live without government enjoy...
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The North American Review, Volumen210

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1919
...thought, was most powerful when unhampered by laws and institutions. He stated the idea in many forms. " Were it left to me to decide whether we should have...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." And this was said of the newspapers of the eighteenth century, which could not be surpassed in ambushed...
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The English of Commerce

John Baker Opdycke - 1920 - 435 páginas
...ultimately engross all literature. There will be nothing else published but newspapers." — Lamartine. "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have...newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate to prefer the latter. "—Jefferson. "Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is preached in...
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Charles Sealsfield: Ethnic Elements and National Problems in His Works

Bernhard Alexander Uhlendorf - 1922 - 242 páginas
...contrive that those papers shall penetrate the whole mass of the people. The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." Writings, v. IV, pp. 359-360. 38 Der Legitime, pt. II, p. 237. 39 Nathan, p. 266. 40 Der Legitime,...
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The Print of My Remembrance

Augustus Thomas - 1922 - 477 páginas
...reporter was attached. Thomas Jefferson, writing from Paris to Mr. Edward Carrington in 1787, said: "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." It seemed to me that to take the stolen records of a grand jury and print them defiantly was a practice...
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Catholic Builders of the Nation: A Symposium on the Catholic ..., Volumen4

Constantine Edward McGuire - 1923
...which he wrote to a friend in 1787. "The basis of our government," he said, "being public opinion, the very first object should be to keep that right;...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." Alexander Hamilton is reputed by historians to have been responsible for the establishment of the first...
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Jefferson and Hamilton: The Struggle for Democracy in America

Claude Gernade Bowers - 1925 - 531 páginas
...conclusions, he considered newspapers a necessary engine of democracy. 'If left to me,' he once wrote, 'to decide whether we should have a government without...newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter.' * There is not a scintilla of evidence to confute his stout contention...
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Jefferson and Hamilton: The Struggle for Democracy in America

Claude Gernade Bowers - 1925 - 531 páginas
...conclusions, he considered newspapers a necessary engine of democracy. 'If left to me,' he once wrote, 'to decide whether we should have a government without...newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter.' * There is not a scintilla of evidence to confute his stout contention...
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Political Censorship

Robert Justin Goldstein - 2001 - 564 páginas
...Carrington in which he penned this: "The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the first object should be to keep that right. And were...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." We have the freedom of the press as the No. 1 article in our Bill of Rights. We have gone along on...
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