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First Amendment

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005 · No Comments

What kind of sick brainwashing is happening in this country?

First Amendment No Big Deal, Students Say:

The original amendment to the Constitution is the cornerstone of the way of life in the United States, promising citizens the freedoms of religion, speech, press and assembly.

Yet, when told of the exact text of the First Amendment, more than one in three high school students said it goes “too far” in the rights it guarantees. Only half of the students said newspapers should be allowed to publish freely without government approval of stories.

“These results are not only disturbing; they are dangerous,” said Hodding Carter III, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which sponsored the $1 million study. “Ignorance about the basics of this free society is a danger to our nation’s future.”

That’s for damn sure. The moment my writing has to be approved by some government agency is the moment this country has failed as a nation.

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