“We have for some time considered the freedom of the press as a great evil—it spreads information, and begets a licentiousness in the people which needs the rein more than the spur; besides, a daring printer may expose the plans of government and lessen the consequence of our president and senate—for these and many other reasons we have said nothing with respect to the “right of the people to speak and publish their sentiments” or about their ‘palladiums of liberty’ and such stuff.”
– Montezuma, Anti-Federalist No. 9, “A Consolidated Government is a Tyranny,” Independent Gazetteer, October 17, 1787
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