Saturday, January 29, 2005

The Constitution of the United States, work, and civil rights

What a topic, eh? It kind of makes you wonder what people are thinking sometimes when you see a story unfold before your very eyes. You hear every day about "the blacks will never be equal", and other such racial issues. Well, I have an issue, and I am going to say something about it--in an innocuous fashion, of course!

Amendment I

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.

My girlfriend's brother is soon shipping off to Afghanistan to fight for the very freedom that we revel in. We run around like it's nothing, but ask the people in Iraq and Russia what they think "freedom" is. Many, many people have died to keep this country free, and the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is probably one of the most-used and most protected amendments of them all.

Freedom of speech. Use it, or lose it.

Until next time...

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