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The First Amendment – Your Back Pocket Reminder

In the United States we often take for granted things like freedom of speech and our right to protest peacefully. These basic rights were written into the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by our Founding Fathers, and enable us to express disagreement with unjust rules imposed by our government's elected officials. Recently some chilling news and events reminded me that our basic human rights protected under the First Amendment could easily be whisked away and altered by new interpretations and legislation if we're not careful.  For example, a new bill is being proposed by a Republican state senator that would make protesting a felony. The ...