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Champion (Newspaper) - March 24, 1821, London, Middlesex 2 7/ THE LIBERTY OF THE PRESS, WHEN WE HAVE IT NOT A 18 LIKE TUB AIR WE BREATHE, WE DIE. Home Tookc. 'iwmiuiirmn iVo. 429. Saturday Evening, March 24, 1821. Price lOd llebieto Of ftolftfcs r/f� M^TJE OF EUROPE, and THE VIEWS OF THE SERVILE FACTION. This is not a season for long declamations. Facts and Rumours (and even the latter must not, in the present state of public interest, be overlooked) throng so large a portion of our columns, that, after assigning (as is expected of us) some little space to literature and criticism, little remains for our own political animadversions. Besides, what have we to say, at present, but to repeat, in the shape of reflection on what has recently occurred, the sentiments and opinions which we the way, where is the wisdom ilitary blishments, and separating the Boldiery from the people? how many the readers of New Times and The Courier, who can be infatuated enough to perceive, that these movements and &ra th of a state of political illumination so generally diffused, that the military (the not the first, of the infection of popular principles) can no longer be prevented from sympathizing with the ings it has awakened ? If the military, in so many re$ have already addressed readers in proph tion ? Have we not been prognosticating for some months, even, that the incongruous frame and structure of Combined Despotism in Europ falling to pieces ?-that the War which it was waging against the progress intellect I s*;Viiil tipi&a. itself^?-^b;.tt, tb.o .^!toc^ m4*. #tk Governments against all the people of All Nations-tyould produce-a daily print of immense circulation, which, at last, Revolutions in >t because the have been the first to speak boldly out for favour of the Representative System, it is n have been the first to wish for such revolutions, but because they have the power in their hands, which inspires them th confidence, and enables them to speak with effect determination Europe, we believe It be free: and if the legitimate Dynasties mean to pre their thrones, they must make concessions to the. libe the age-to the Representative System. Servile^ Factioti, nere^Avho talk of the &ototitutio at whose overthrow thev have much consummate opinion, has added " and ought to produce" and who dread nothing so much as its genuine and effective the ultimate alliance of the people of Despotic Governments ? Have we not $ restoration!-The Servile faction understand this Naples They know the Sign Times are ell. ted could not be crushed at once, the attempts of the Austrian enough to hope, that by belying their indications, ihey can and his Holy Allies against Naples would produce the revo- lution of all Italy; and not Germany &, if the Bourdon of France learned not moderation, another revolution in France ? And are there not symptoms that our predictions are realizing, even ) accomplishments they predict. The Servile Fac-very well, that the Representative System (in its Lity, not merely in the pretended virtuality of its i essential-nay, the most essential/part of the much faster than we had Constitution to which we are entitled. They dread the pated ? The March of Mind will The rage of fluence of successful example; ' They fear that the practical Despotic Ignorance may provoke and accelerate, but, we demonstration of its advantages on the Continent Bhould en-believe, cannot essentially retard its progress to the goal, courage us to demand ite insular restoration; and they have That eoal is Europ the establishment of the principle of Repre- longings and desires (which their stammerings and previ Government throughout the Whole of Civilized cations-their equivocal protests and their half professi The mock Times ready instrument of the Servile Faction'-one of the organs thro' which it tampers with pub lie feeling, relative to projects and incipient designs which cannot disguise, and which their hot-mouthed agitators do not scruple to avow) to drag this country eventually into the war against those continental revolutions which, in every point of view, it is the interest of this country should succeed. itself present, openly i The *mock They would arrest the march of mind upon the Continent Times, in the spirit of that assumed ignorance, but of real audacity, which suits the purposes of a conspiracy, which can succeed only by popular delusion, pretends to consider the movements (rebellions, it is pleased to call them) which have taken place in so many parts of Europe in behalf of The Representative Constitution, as so many mere military mutinies-mere insurgencies of the armed force:-as if the opinions and principles uniformly insisted upon in all these instances were such as could have been engendered only in camps ancl garrisons, in citadels and in barracks. If so, by lest so much of new and liberal intelligence should stride across the channel, as might conduce to the restoration of our constitutional rights, and liberate both the throne and the people from the thraldom of something worse than an oligarchic usurpation-from the degrading sovereignty of official corruption. Mark how the Trumpeter we have.alluded to, of this Servile Faction, tunes up his war horn upon the subject of the recent movements among the I talian state After a sort of cold and half the system of half
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