• “We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press. It is however, the prostituted companion of liberty.” ~Fisher Ames (1807)
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  • “[The press] corrupts, it deceives, it inflames. It strips virtue of her honors, and lends to faction its wildfire and its poisoned arms, and in the end is its own enemy and the usurper’s ally. It would be easy to enlarge on its evils.” ~Fisher Ames (1807)
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  • “We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press. It is however, the prostituted companion of liberty… It corrupts, it deceives, it inflames. It strips virtue of her honors, and lends to faction its wildfire and its poisoned arms, and in the end is its own enemy and the usurper’s ally.” ~Fisher Ames (1807)
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  • “We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press. It is however, the prostituted companion of liberty, and somehow or other, we know not how, its efficient auxiliary.” ~Fisher Ames (1807)
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  • “We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press. It is however, the prostituted companion of liberty, and somehow or other, we know not how, its efficient auxiliary.” ~Fisher Ames (1807)
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  • “I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume the rank of champions of liberty, and make a very patriotic noise about the people.”~Fisher Ames (1789)
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  • “We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press. It is however, the prostituted companion of liberty, and somehow or other, we know not how, its efficient auxiliary.” ~Fisher Ames (1807)
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  • “I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume the rank of champions of liberty, and make a very patriotic noise about the people. It is the stale artifice which has duped the world a thousand times, and yet, though detected, it is still successful.” ~Fisher Ames, letter to George Richard Minot, 1789
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  • “The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.” ~Fisher Ames, speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788
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  • “Liberty is not to be enjoyed, indeed it cannot exist, without the habits of just subordination; it consists, not so much in removing all restraint from the orderly, as in imposing it on the violent.” ~Fisher Ames
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