The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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.

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The freedom of speech is one of our most important rights in this country – and sadly, much of the rest of the world is not so lucky to be born in a country like the United States.

There are others, of course, like England, or Switzerland, or Germany, where the freedom of speech is held dearly. But shall I remind us all that in Germany that freedom of speech didn’t work so well after January 30, 1933, when Hitler became Chancellor. Within days, freedom of speech was all but a farce.

So tenuous are our laws – let them not be tenuous in the United States. Let us protest when we see transgressions.

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