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The Most Important Amendment

M444ss Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 9:10 AM
When discussing common sense restrictions on Freedom of the Press, does anyone ask "why does NBC News need to play edited tapes to make people sound like racists; or why they need to make mass murderers famous, thereby promoting more mass murders?" After all, the Founders certainly never envisioned radio, television, cable & satellite tv, the Internet and the 24-hour news cycle. Oh wait. I forgot. It's only okay to restrict religious freedom, the right to self-defense, the right of the people to be secure in their persons/houses/papers/effects - you know, the rights that protect us from the so-called intellectuals & elites.

We all know the term "The Bill of Rights" which are the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution although few of us (including me) could name them.

Hint: None of them start "Thou shalt not …" Rather they tend to start "The Government (or Congress) shalt not …" Keep that in mind.

The First Amendment is a catch-all of rights upon which the Congress may not trample: It protects an individual's freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press, as well as the right to assemble and to petition the government.

The American press...

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