"gag law" to exclude antislavery petitions passed by Congress.
What is the difference, in principle, between his gag law and the alien and sedition law?
Did the senator from Kentucky mean to apply to the Senate the gag law passed in the other branch of Congress?
Was it fit or becoming, after fifty years of unrestrained liberty, to threaten it with a gag law?
But now that the minority had to take it up, the Senate is told there must be a gag law.
Congress passed the famous act for the punishment of sedition, &c., against the United States, commonly called the gag law.