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First Principles: The Right of Freely Examining Public Characters and Measures, and of Free Communication Among the People Thereon… Has Ever Been Justly Deemed the Only Effectual Guardian of Every Other Right

“The right of freely examining public characters and measures, and of free communication among the people thereon … has ever been justly deemed the only effectual guardian of every other right.”– James Madison (1798)

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