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Quote from Craig R. Smith,

"The idea that political speech had to be protected at any cost dates to Colonial days, during which the press and the public were not allowed to express themselves freely on matters of public concern. The King and his government often used restrictive measures, such as licensing of printing presses and the doctrine of seditious libel, to silence unfavorable public comment."


Craig R. Smith (more quotes by Craig R. Smith or books by/about Craig R. Smith)


All Speech Is Created Equal, 1986, Washington, D.C., Freedom of Expression Foundation


Government, Licensing, Press, Repression, Speech


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