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“a general concurrence of opinion seems to authorize us to say it has some defects. I am one of those who think it a defect that the important rights, not placed in security by the frame of the constitution itself, were not explicitly secured by a supplementary declaration. there are rights which it is useless to surrender to the government, and which yet, governments have always been fond to invade. these are rights of thinking, and publishing our thoughts by speaking or writing; the right of free commerce; the right of personal freedom.”

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