"During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been levelled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness and to sap its safety."
--Thomas Jefferson, Second Inaugural Address, 1805
"The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the...ignorant believe to be liberty."
-- Fisher Ames