What is your view on this?

"With regard to strictures upon the characters of men in office, and the measures of government, the case is a little different.

A considerable latitude must be allowed in the discussion of public affairs, or the liberty of the press will be of no benefit to society.

As the indulgence of private malice and personal slander should be checked and resisted by every legal means, so a constant examination into the characters and conduct of ministers and magistrates, should be equally promoted and encouraged.

They who conceive that our newspapers are no restraint upon bad men, or impediment to the execution of bad measures, know nothing of this country. "

- Junius

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