Tag: John Jay

Freedom of the Press and Responsible Speech

On this day, July 8, 1889, the “Wall Street Journal” begins publishing. “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech or of the press…” Sir William Blackstone said, “Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public.” This “freedom of speech” is essential in a society. Free debate…

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