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The Five Freedoms Guaranteed Us by the First Amendment

The Five Freedoms Guaranteed Us by the First Amendment

This is the text of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: “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.” The First Amendment absolutely guarantees these five freedoms to every American: Freedom of Religion. Freedom of Speech Freedom of the Press Freedom to…

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Have We Now Forgotten That Powerful Friend?

Have We Now Forgotten That Powerful Friend?

Benjamin Franklin was eighty-one years old when he came to the Constitutional Convention. The delegates couldn’t agree on anything at first. Then, they adopted Franklin’s resolution that they begin each session with prayer. With God’s help, they drafted the United States Constitution. They created a new form of government that had never existed before. A government whose power is derived from the consent of the governed. A government of the people, by the people and for the people. This is…

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