"Give them a corrupt House of Lords,
give them a venal House of Commons,
give them a tyrannical Prince,
give them a truckling court,
and let me have but an unfettered press.
I will defy them to encroach a hair’s breadth
upon the liberties of England."
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(1751-1816) Irish playwright and Whig statesman
Speech in the House of Commons, 6 February 1810
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To bad this guy's dead.
 -- Anonymous, Raleigh, NC     
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    No body politic gets that corrupt without the press being an intricate element thereto. The ecclesiastical propagators (press) of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land have ensured the rest of the beast is sick. Welcome to Amerika.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    "Let me have an Unfettered Press." With many tears in my eyes, over the past eight years, a daunting task has been put forth. Larger and more complex than ever before, is the job of teaching and exposing Certain Core Truths, contained in Sound doctrines, pertaining to Our types of Liberty. Let it be done with Strength, Compassion, and the steely Resolve to complete the mission. My affections are fixed above with my compassion below, the earthly plain where Patriots reside. Homologoumenos ( without controversy) is the responsibility to ascribe, teach and expound upon these " Absolute Facts." Having been given to my care, I shrug not the responsibility, but invite the battle with vigor. God Bless and Merry Christmas.
    Semper FI
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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    In the absence of Integrity, in the absence of Moral Authority, ultimately, in the absence of Virtue, without which Probity cannot be present, an authentically free press cannot exist.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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     -- Jim K, Austin      
    Hence the nearly complete takeover of the American media by 'progressive liberalism.' It's funny that we so easily identify Communist and Nazi propaganda in other countries but will not recognize it in our own. It just dumbfounds me how the Democrats have been completely 'transformed' from being defenders of liberty of opinion, religion, consensual sex, alternative health practices, racial equality, anti-war, etc. into promoters of perpetual dependence upon the State for the 'promises' they make. A 'liberal' is supposed to be concerned about 'coercion.' Now 'coercion' is their modus operandi. They now demand their soma as their right. How did we get here? Broadcast media.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- jim k, Austin      
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