“THE PRESS MUST BE FREE. It has always been so, and much evil has been corrected by it.— If Government finds itself annoyed by it, let it examine its own conduct, and it will find the cause,— let it amend it, and it will find the remedy.” ~Thomas Erskine, 1792
P.S. Ipsedixitism is when a declaration is made dogmatically, assertively, emphatically and without proof, as if no supporting evidence is needed. Ipse dixit, n.: a dogmatic and unproven statement.