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By Karla Pomeroy

Karla's Kolumn - The cornerstone: freedom of speech


August 26, 2017

“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.”

I wonder if the Founding Fathers could imagine the current state of our country when they wrote the Constitution and selected freedom of religion, speech and press as the No. 1, the most important, right for the citizens of a brand new country.

I doubt they could imagine that people would use “freedom of speech”...

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