Everyone should know our First Amendment

Published 8:55 am Friday, April 17, 2015

To the Editor:

I am grateful to a newspaper that stands up for freedom and braves the world of free speech. We all need to realize the importance of this freedom, not just for us, but for generations to come.

I felt that publishing part of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America would serve as a reminder to everyone.

“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.”

This needs to be memorized by young and old alike. The entire First Amendment should be engraved into our memory as well. The very threat by some to want to delete the First Amendment is actually protected by this amendment. How wonderful to be able to live in a country where ideas can flow freely without treacherous recourse. I for one would like this freedom to continue. To negate the First Amendment would negate the very idea of this country. Have we not learned from the history of lives and lands which have gone on before us? Do not be passive. Stand up for this freedom. A person that does not stand up for something, will fall for anything!

Colleen Flick
Southampton County