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.As simple as that. No ifs, no buts. But then the US Constitution is a very simple document unlike the
Friday, June 13, 2008
What we must aspire to
Exercise your precious freedom of speech and start blogging! So says one of my favourite American bloggers, LaShawn Barber. She calls her posting "Exercise your freedom to offend". Well, of course, the United States is unique in that the right to freedom to offend is written into the Constitution, specifically the First Amendment.
Constitutional Reform Lisbon Treaty.