It is disturbing that we live in a time when 44% of American want a democracy. And an even higher percentage are in favor of eliminating the first amendment. On today’s show we look at the stats and talk about what we can do as lovers of liberty to keep our first amendment strong.
The first amendment is first for a reason. It prevents the government from establishing a religion and forcing it on it’s people. It also recognizes your right to choose the religion you want and practice it as you see fit without retribution. It also provides for freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and the right to peaceably assemble. These are the very foundation of our liberties in America.
If you are not family with the first amendment. Get to know it. Understand how it keeps us free from government tyranny at the hands of a government religion. Adopted back in 1971, it is the very beginning of the bill of rights. From Wikipedia:
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.
You can read the article and polls mention in this podcast here at Daily Kos