If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it - but there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority: and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Jason T. Smith