The First Amendment tells a story


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Did you know that buried in the U.S. Constitution is a story? It’s in the first amendment!

The story goes like this: A citizen has an idea. He speaks his mind about it. Publishes his idea, asking people to join him. They gather and talk about it. Reaching agreement, they petition the government to demand change.

That’s the story of how a law starts out as one person’s idea, which becomes a movement, which passes a law: Person, press, assemble, petition, law.

Or..

“Congress shall make no law … 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.”




Tom Limoncelli

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