Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The First Amendment

WANE-TV reported today on a study revealing that more Americans can name the five members of "The Simpson's" family than can name the five rights enumerated in The First Amendment. Let me think . . . Marge, Homer, Bart . . . that's all I know.

How about The First Amendment? Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble . . . what was the other one? Four out of five. Does that make me dumber or smarter than average? Or maybe I am average

Here is the text of The First Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America:

Congress shall make no law respecting the 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 to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

The right to petition the government for redress of grievances! Of course! Now, what does that mean, exactly?

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