The Press to be Muzzled.
--For daring to oppose the unconstitutional war policy of the Abolition Administration
, Mr. Tucker
, editor of the St. Louis
State Journal, has, the telegraph informs us been arrested by the Abolition agents at St. Louis
For daring to write and print his thoughts, he is deemed guilty of treason and his press silenced.
For exercising the dearest right of a freeman — freedom of speech — the tyranny of a despotic ruler is brought to bear against him, and he is deprived of his personal liberty.
This act of the Abolition agents of the central power exceeds in atrocity the tyranny of old John Adams
under the odious sedition laws of 1800, and Mr. Tucker
is the subject of a greater indignity than was Mathew Lyon
, of revolutionary memory.
The latter was placed in durance under the operation of a tyranical law, which, although passed by Congress, was condemned by the people as soon as their voice could be expressed; Mr. Tucker
is the victim of a tyrani's will which seems destined to become, wherever his power is recognized, absolute.
, as in France
, the press to in only reflect the wishes of the Government
— the interests of the governed must be lost sight of.
The Bastile is transferred to the free
(!) North, and henceforth the watchword must be is Old Abe Appeal.