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Theodore Roosevelt: “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”

2018-05-23

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or anyone else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about anyone else.”

Theodore Roosevelt (May 1918 editorial “Sedition, a Free Press and Personal Rule” in “The Kansas City Star”)  See this entry in the web site “Quote Investigator”

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Addendum: Abraham Lincoln, 1864 (again according to “Quote Investigator”):

“Let the people know the facts, let them see the danger; but let every effort be made to allay public fears, to inspire the masses with confidence and hope, and, above all, to frown down every attempt to create a panic.”

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