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First Amendment should never be risked

August 24, 2013

Our nation’s Founders disagreed on much. But on one thing — the necessity of a vigorous, unfettered press to defend Americans’ rights — they were solidly in agreement....

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DavidBross

Aug-24-13 7:28 AM

"We are not talking about leakers such as Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden" Why not? A decade from now we may look back on their actions in the same way we look at Daniel Ellsburg's(sp?) leaking of the Pentagon Papers. Also, I wonder what the SG's opinion is of those members of the "vigorous, unfettered press" who published the info provided by Ellsburg, Manning, and Snowden? Also, the author seems to forget that President John Adams, who I believe was one of the founding fathers, had no problem having the Sedition Acts passed in his tenure as 2nd President of the United States.

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