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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.
What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.
Matt Carpenter hit a lead-off home run and the Cardinals cruised to a 7-0 shutout of the Rockies at Busch Stadium. Jhonny Peralta added a two-run shot while Stephen Piscotty drove in two in the win. Michael Wacha fired seven frames and struck out seven to improve to 12-and-4 as St. Louis improved to 6-and-3 on its current homestand. Kyle Kendrick lasted one inning before being lifted with right shoulder inflammation to slip to 4-and-12.