"The freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty,
and can never be restrained but by despotic governments."
George Mason
(1725-1792), drafted the Virgina Declaration of Rights, ally of James Madison and George Washington
Virginia Bill of Rights, 1776
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 -- Anonymous      
Maybe the first amendment needs a little kicker stating the freedom to inform the public, not trying to persuade the public.
 -- Cal, Lewisville, TX     
    Even as nearly every MSM company has become the mouthpiece for government propaganda, honest thought and dialogue continue to bubble up through the cracks. Stopping the Truth is like a Whack-A-Mole game. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    " Evil communications corrupt good manners." that, good manners, may be equated to a wholesome life at liberty, is made evident in today's political, civil environment high-jacked through evil communications.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    About 90% of the press was in bed with Hillary. Thank goodness they were not able to drag that evil bitch across the finish line.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    The here subject matter's narrow focus is accurate in its attempt. The vast majority of what is called the press today promotes despotic government, theocratic dogma and ignorance.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    The more educated we become the less we will be restrained.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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