First Principles: Liberty of the Press Does not Mean Liberty To Defame

“If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it.” —Benjamin Franklin (1789)

 

 

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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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