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For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.Washington, George
Source: General GEORGE WASHINGTON, address to the officers of the army, Newburgh, New York, March 15, 1783.The Writings of George Washington, ed. John C. Fitzpatrick, vol. 26, p. 225 . · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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