U.S History

What is the interpretation and counterargument from the following quote.

"The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object." Thomas Jefferson

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  2. Abraham Lincoln paraphrased part of Jefferson's statement by stating that the U.S. has a "government of the people, by the people, and for the people." Jefferson also stated that the first objective is to guarantee that people can say what they want.

    What counterargument do you think is appropriate for Jefferson's quote?

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