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" If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. "
United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ... and Rules ... - Page 136
by United States. Supreme Court - 1944
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Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the ...

Geoffrey R. Stone, Professor of Law Geoffrey R Stone - History - 2004 - 730 pages
...difference of principle. . . . We are all republicans— we are all federalists." Jefferson added, "If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this...opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it." Noting that the nation was "in the full tide of successful experiment," he conceded...
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Over Here: The First World War and American Society

David M. Kennedy - History - 2004 - 428 pages
...Messages and Papers of Woodrow Wilson, I, 444. Jefferson had said in his first inaugural address: "If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this...republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments to the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."...
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The Roots of Democracy: American Thought and Culture, 1760-1800

Robert E. Shalhope - History - 2004 - 190 pages
...Jefferson declared that all opinions, true or false, malicious or benevolent, should be allowed to "stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with...opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."45 Madison echoed these sentiments when he observed that "some degree of abuse is inseparable...
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The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era

Micheline Ishay - Social Science - 2004 - 450 pages
...the Union or to change its republican form," he claimed, "let them stand undisturbed as monuments of safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."42 When the threat of war passed, the Sedition Act was repealed and freedom of the press...
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The Globalist Papers

Samuel Avery - Philosophy - 2005 - 252 pages
...actions that do not cancel the actions of others. We are all republicans — we are all federalists. If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this...opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. — Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural, 1801 23. Douglass Loop A FEW WEEKS AFTER THE MAIN...
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A Heritage of Hypocrisy

Holliston Perni - Political Science - 2005 - 324 pages
...Federal government was now a supreme power. Thomas Jefferson, in his First Inaugural Address, said: "If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this...which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left to combat it." After the Civil War, however, this fundamental Right of Secession vanished,...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - History - 2005 - 843 pages
...Federalists." Then, with one eye cast on the hated Sedition Act, he added: "If there be any among us who wish to dissolve this Union, or to change its republican...opinion may be tolerated, where reason is left free to combat it." Jefferson noted with gratitude that the nation, thus far, had been spared direct involvement...
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Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

John Kukla, Amy Kukla - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 112 pages
...government into jail for sedition, Jefferson declared that they should be free to speak their mind. "If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this...its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as ... [proof that] error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it." 10, Louisiana...
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Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition

John Durham Peters - Philosophy - 2010 - 316 pages
...do well enough if she were once left to shift for herself" (Locke); "[Let critics of the republic] stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with...opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it" ( Jefferson); "If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, and only one person were...
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The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

Sean Wilentz - History - 2006 - 1044 pages
...repudiated the Federalist claim that the national government lacked what Hamilton liked to call "energy": I know, indeed, that some honest men fear that a republican government can not be strong, that this Government is not strong enough; but would the honest patriot, in the...
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