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The Most Important Amendment

true liberal Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 7:26 AM
The comparison between limiting weapons and limiting harmful speech is a bad one. The speech is only harmful when someone actually shoots off his mouth and yells fire in a crowded theater causing panic and trampling. Guns that are not fired irresponsibly do not pose the same risk.

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.

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