The First Amendment to the United States Constitution says: “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.” A second part of the First Amendment guarantees to us that our government will not abridge our freedom of speech. It protects us from government restrictions upon our freedom to express our ideas, beliefs, opinions and thoughts. It makes it possible for us to freely pursue and exchange knowledge, ideas and information.
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Opinion, Pages 5 on 03/24/2010
Print Headline: Griz Bear Comments Freedom of speech, a right I’m exercising