• To watch the progress of such endeavors is the office of a free press. To give us early alarm and put us on our guard against encroachments of power. This then is a right of utmost importance, one for which, instead of yielding it up, we ought rather to spill our blood.

    Alexander Hamilton, Julius Goebel, Joseph Henry Smith (1969). “The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary”, p.831, Columbia University Press
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