The First Amendment under siege

This really IS illegal. Totally outside of our constitution. Shame on them. Shame on us.

THE SHINBONE STAR

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
– First Amendment to the United States Constitution

With the news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has established a “religious liberty task force,” the Trump administration’s assault on the First Amendment is now complete.

It seems surprising that people who take the Second Amendment literally have such a hard time with the First, which makes several things crystal clear:

  1. Congress, which is the lawmaking body of our nation, cannot establish a state religion, nor can it stop anyone from worshiping however they please.
  2. Nor can our system of laws restrict freedom of speech or of the press, no matter how upset it makes the current…

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Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. Retired! Yay!

4 thoughts on “The First Amendment under siege”

  1. just talked with an American friend who went like:”when are we gonna get rid of this daily nightmare that’s been lasting for 18 months?!”… 😦

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  2. That was an interesting piece. Coincidentally I was watching the documentary “Nobody Speak” on Netflix last night. I had only vaguely heard about the whole Hulk Hogan sex tapes business I had not heard about the issues surrounding the Las Vegas Review Journal I did find it very interesting although a bit confusing that these two seemingly unrelated stories were told together. However, I get the point that both involved the right of the media to report what they see. The First Amendment seems pretty clear even to someone not from the USA but it seems that the President and many of his appointed minions either haven’t read it, don’t understand it or more likely don’t care about it .

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