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Cato's Letter No. 15 - FIRE
Of Freedom of Speech: That the same is inseparable from publick Liberty. By Thomas Gordon Sir, Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as publick liberty, without freedom of speech: Which is the right of every man, as far as by it he does not hurt and control the right of another; and this is the only check which it ought to suffer, the only bounds which it ought to know. This sacred privilege is so essential to free government, that the security of property; and the freedom of speech, always …