...if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter...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.
- General George Washington
Commander in Chief of the Continental Army (1774-1783) and
First President of the United States
From a speech to the Officers of the Army at Newburgh, New York
March 15, 1783