George Nicholas Quote

The liberty of the press ought to be left where the Constitution has placed it, without any power in Congress to abridge it; that if they abridge it, they will destroy it; and that whenever that falls, all our liberties must fall with it.


Letter to a friend in Virginia (1798); cited in The Great Quotations, compiled by George Seldes (1960)

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The liberty of the press ought to be left where the Constitution has placed it, without any power in Congress to abridge it; that if they abridge it, ...

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The liberty of the press ought to be left where the Constitution has placed it, without any power in Congress to abridge it; that if they abridge it, ...

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The liberty of the press ought to be left where the Constitution has placed it, without any power in Congress to abridge it; that if they abridge it, ...

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The liberty of the press ought to be left where the Constitution has placed it, without any power in Congress to abridge it; that if they abridge it, ...