It cannot be precisely known how any thing is good or bad, till it is precisely known what it is.
Exhortations to obstruct the operations of Government in detail, should; Exhortations to resist all.
The government and the people are under a moral necessity of acting together; a free press compels them to bend to one another.
Every man should be considered as having a right to the character which he deserves; that is, to be spoken of according to his actions.
This habit of forming opinions, and acting upon them without evidence, is one of the most immoral habits of the mind. ... As our
opinions are the fathers of our actions, to be indifferent about the evidence of our opinions is to be indifferent about the consequences of our actions. But the consequences of our actions are the good and evil of our fellow-creatures. The habit of the neglect of evidence, therefore, is the habit of disregarding the good and evil of our fellow-creatures.