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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 Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When

Ralph Keyes - 2007 - 416 páginas
...cannot sleep forever," was favored by Ronald Reagan and others. Jefferson later wrote in a letter, "The basis of our governments being the opinion of...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." Illustrating his penchant for contradicting himself, Jefferson also commented, "The man who never looks...
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War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special ...

Lou Dobbs - 2006 - 276 páginas
...important tenets the guarantee of a free press. As Thomas Jefferson wrote: The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. The founders of this nation determined that the public interest was to be served by a press that would...
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The Native Peoples of North America: A History, Volumen1

Bruce Elliott Johansen - 2006 - 487 páginas
...American Indian societies as an example: The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, our very first object should be to keep that right; and...newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter. ... I am convinced that those societies [as the Indians] which live...
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All Governments Lie: The Life and Times of Rebel Journalist I. F. Stone

Myra MacPherson - 2008 - 592 páginas
...Marxist countries. Like many journalists, Stone cherished Jefferson's stirring and oft-quoted imprimatur: "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." Stone overlooked Jefferson's own vices in that department. Vilified by opposition papers, Jefferson...
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Outspoken: Free Speech Stories

Nan Levinson - 2006 - 372 páginas
...function has not been lost on statesmen and jurists throughout our history. Thomas Jefferson wrote, "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." 18 Nearly two centuries later, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black affirmed the sentiment, saying, "The...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 páginas
...ages of that which he rose in rebellion to oppose. Lerter to Jean Nicholas Demeunier, 24 Jan. 1786 15 they believe the very foundations of their own conduct...reached by free trade in ideas— that the best test of Letter to Edward Carrington, 16 Jan. 1787 1 6 I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good...
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Outdoor Leadership: Theory and Practice

Bruce Martin, Christine Cashel, Mark Wagstaff - 2006 - 305 páginas
...drink, the air that we breathe, and the food that we eat. Thomas Jefferson once famously commented, "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have...without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I would not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter. . . . But I should mean that every [person] shall...
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America's Survival Guide

Michael Warren - 2007 - 236 páginas
...wellspring to preserve our republic in times of trouble and crisis. MEDIA REORIENTATION Jefferson wrote that "The basis of our governments being the opinion of...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." Indeed, not long ago many called the free press the "fourth estate" — akin to a separate branch of...
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What Good is Journalism?: How Reporters and Editors are Saving America's Way ...

George Kennedy, Daryl R. Moen - 2007 - 171 páginas
...Over his head in a battered frame is Thomas Jefferson's famous quote: "The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." But those are other stories. Sources The journalists profiled in this chapter were interviewed over a period...
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Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of ...

Eric Burns - 2007 - 480 páginas
...advocate of the press. "The basis of our government being the opinion of the people," he famously said, "the very first object should be to keep that right;...should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." But by the time he began residing in the President's House, Jefferson had had enough free speech to last...
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