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Our Last Chance to Protect First Freedoms? (It’s Not the Economy, Stupid!)

prondeau Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 5:29 PM
I'll give you a half-hour to quit talking like that. (Thanks for the vote of confidence.)
Let me commit political heresy in this presidential election year: It’s not the economy, stupid! Our first freedoms—those freedoms enumerated in the First Amendment—are being recklessly discarded by the ruling class in favor of government ideology. It seems that America’s citizenry has become so numb to outrageous political acts that even trampling our constitutional rights barely raises an eyebrow.

If we remember back to when schools actually taught such things, the linchpin of the American Constitution is the Bill of Rights. Those were the rights the founding fathers of this great nation felt were necessary to spell out in the...