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The Quintessential American vs. Donald Trump

The Quintessential American vs. Donald Trump February 18, 2017

In this corner, Donald Trump, using the language tyrants use in the attempt to silence a free press and make themselves the sole source of truth:

In this corner, Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence:

The way to prevent these irregular interpositions of the people is to give them full information of their affairs thro’ the channel of the public papers, and to contrive that those papers should penetrate the whole mass of the people. The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” – Thomas Jefferson, 16 Jan 1787

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