Our Founding Fathers included freedom of the press in the First Amendment because they were highly suspicious of government and it’s propensity toward authoritarianism.

They called it “one of the great bulwarks of liberty,” and made it a priority because they had seen what government was capable of when confronted with information it didn’t like being disseminated — the British government had just forbidden publishing any information or opinion it deemed unfavorable in colonial publications.

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