The Hero Dies in This One

Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell. Justice Black in his ruling on New York Times Co. v. United States, 1971
When governments are allowed the power of censorship, they are able to commit great atrocities and act in corrupt ways — free from the scrutiny of those from whom their power derives. A Letter From Anonymous