"If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter
which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences that
can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use;
the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led,
like sheep to the slaughter."
(1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'
Address to officers of the Army, 15 March 1783
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