Thursday, July 1, 2010

July 1: On Independence Eve, 1 For All

By Sylvia Gurinsky

How much do you know about the First Amendment?

Of all the amendments in the United States Constitution, it may be the most used: "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."

But it may not be the best known, with only one person in 25 able to name all of those rights.

At some point each day, all Americans use their First Amendment right - even if it's just to wave hello.

A number of organizations have united to remind everyone of that right and what it means. "1 for All" is a campaign to educate students and the general public.

Start with this website:

And just go from there.

It's a perfect way to celebrate this country's independence.


Enjoy the Independence Day weekend. I will return with new blogs Monday, July 12.

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