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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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Constitutional Government: The American Experience

James A. Curry, Richard B. Riley, Richard M. Battistoni - 2003 - 625 páginas
...critical role performed by a free press. He noted in a letter to his friend Edward Carrington in 1787, "[w]ere it left to me to decide whether we should...government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."3 He deeply regretted the omission of any reference to a free press in the new Constitution...
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The Pentagon Papers: National Security Or the Right to Know

Susan Dudley Gold - 2004 - 144 páginas
...newspapers played in protecting liberty. He expressed that view in 1787: The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. In England and the United States, the press's role in government and society gained in importance....
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Rights from Wrongs: A Secular Theory of the Origins of Rights

Alan M. Dershowitz - 2004 - 261 páginas
...Thomas Jefferson was guilty of the double standard. Before he held high office, he famously quipped, "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." But after twenty years of public service, his views changed. In 1807 he said of his formerly beloved newspapers:...
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Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs - 2004
...systems based on transparency and citizen participation. As Thomas Jefferson is famously quoted,"... were it left to me to decide whether we should have...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."' Analyzing the Development of Independent Media - A Key Tool for Policymaker! A sound evaluation of...
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Jefferson's Second Revolution: The Election of 1800 and the Triumph of ...

Susan Dunn - 2004 - 372 páginas
...Jefferson, the press was the "bulwark of liberty." In 1787 he had made the unforgettable pronouncement that "were it left to me to decide whether we should have...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." What could be more crucial in a democracy, asked Benjamin Franklin, than the open political forum provided...
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A Public Betrayed: An Inside Look at Japanese Media Atrocities and Their ...

Adam Gamble, Takesato Watanabe - 2004 - 444 páginas
...properly informed. Thomas Jefferson, widely considered the father of modern democracy, famously declared, "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have...government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."2 Of course, freedom of speech and of the press are not enshrined solely so that we are informed...
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Fifteen Years After Tiananmen: Is Democracy in China's Future? : Hearing ...

United States, United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on China - 2004 - 55 páginas
...people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether to have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate to prefer the latter." In America, we developed a system of separation of powers at the national level...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - 2005 - 843 páginas
...of the people. The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first objects should be to keep that right; and were it left to...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. into the Protestant Episcopal Church in an attempt to end embarrassing ties to England's national church....
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新英语教程 (第四版): 读书译. 学生用书. 第3册, Volumen3

2005 - 348 páginas
...people "may safely be trusted to hear everything true and false, and to 30 form a correct judgment. Were it left to me to decide whether we should have...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." Trust the future; trust the young. Jefferson felt that the present should never be chained to customs...
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Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order

Mark Crispin Miller - 2004 - 343 páginas
...expects what never was and never will be," wrote Jefferson, who also made this famous observation: "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." Even in his final years, much scarred by journalistic calumny in his two presidential contests, Jefferson...
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