Today, and This Date in History: November 17
November 17, 1734 – William Cosby, the tyrannical governor of the colony of New York, has John Peter Zenger, publisher of the New York Weekly Journal, arrested for seditious libel. Wenger has alone publicized Cosby’s avarice in order to inform the public of his arrogant ways. Zinger’s attorney Andrew Hamilton prevailed in court, stating to the jury that the printer’s only crime was publishing the truth! Attorney Andrew Hamilton was successful not only in protecting a printer from being harassed, but also in setting precedent for America’s freedom of the press.
“No nation ancient or modern has ever lost the livery of freely speaking, writing or publishing their sentiments, but forthwith lost their liberty in general and became slaves.” – published in Zenger’s New York Weekly Journal
Today: November 17, 2014 – Professor Jonathan Turley, the premiere Constitutional attorney of our time, has been hired as Lead Counsel to fight the unilateral, unconstitutional actions taken by the Obama Administration. Today, Professor Turley shall begin the fight to defend our Constitution, and preserve our tripartite government. God bless America! May our Constitution prevail!