Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The First Amendment

Read this:

" Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances"

This is the first Amendment to the United States Constitution. It is commonly referred to as the Freedom of Speech. Because of this, people, folks, if you will, assume that it GIVES you the freedom of speech and religion and the press, etc. The first five words state that "congress shall make no law"... That means that Congress can't legislate our already inalienable rights to these freedoms. Any attempt to do so is, by definition, unconstitutional.

Think about that as you go into your holiday weekend in celebration of our nation's independence on July 4th.

Resource on the Web to see the rest of the Constitution of the United States of America:

http://www.usconstitution.net

First Amendment:

http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_Am1.html

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