Thomas Jefferson on Politics & Government
Freedom of the Press
“I am… for freedom of the press, and against all violations of the Constitution to silence by force and not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents.”
— Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry, 1799
So Freedom of the Press, protects even the stuff, we disagree with.
You don’t have to like it, what someone says, writes, or legislates … or tactlessly expresses.
But they have a Right to do so none the less, according to our historic icon Thomas Jefferson.
The pen, should trump, the sword.
Funny how “Money” got all lumped in with Free Speech, though?
Must of been all those Gieco “googley eyes” commercials