Monday, April 20, 2009

The 1st Amendment and James Madison Monday

"The people shall not be deprived or abridged of

their right to speak, or to publish their

sentiments; and the freedom of the press,

as one of the great bulwarks of liberty,

shall be inviolable." -James Madison

"The Bill of Rights"

Amendment I

"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."

"If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb

and silent we may be led, like sheep to the

slaughter." -George Washington

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