Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette

but the only security of all is in a free press. the force of public opinion cannot be resisted, when permitted freely to be expressed. the agitation it produces must be submitted to. it is necessary to keep the waters pure.

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Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Lafayette
Date Range
Date
November 4, 1823
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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