Friday, May 19, 2006

Jefferson Quote

Jack, that's an easy one. Here's the actual quote from Jefferson:

"The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers and be capable of reading them." --Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787. ME 6:57

As you can see, Jefferson's actual quote is somewhat different from Dodd's.

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