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"We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in."
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"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."
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1782 September 12
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"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, whenever our legislators shall please so to alter the law and shall chearfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others for the privilege of not being abused myself."
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Letter from Richard Forrest
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Letter from Richard Forrest
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"[T]he flames kindled on the 4 of July 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them."
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"I will not believe our labors are lost. I shall not die without a hope that light and liberty are on a steady advance."
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