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Sun Jan 29, 2017, 02:00 AM

First on the First - post the First Amendment on the first day of every month!

First on the First
January 8 at 1:09am

A four year campaign to celebrate the First Amendment by posting it on every page in every platform: FB, Instagram, Twitter. No preaching or editorializing, we simply remind ourselves, and those in power, what we are meant to be as a country and a diverse people. The goal is to create a tradition of celebrating the First Amendment on the first of every month.

No matter which side of the political aisle one stands, every citizen should be able to agree on the importance of our most fundamental rights as outlined in our constitution

Please join us in creating a new tradition each month on the first of the month, just post the 45 words of text and SHARE.

Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/thefirstonthefirst/
and tag on Twitter using #FirstontheFirst

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Or just post the text of the First Amendment:

Amendment I
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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution#Text

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Reply First on the First - post the First Amendment on the first day of every month! (Original post)
csziggy Jan 2017 OP
Wounded Bear Jan 2017 #1
Bucky Jan 2017 #2
csziggy Jan 2017 #5
Bucky Jan 2017 #6
Lucinda Jan 2017 #3
Stuart G Jan 2017 #4

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 02:02 AM

1. K & R ......and bookmarked....nt

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 03:08 AM

2. I have the unsettled feeling that the 4th 5th and 6th amendments are going to become more relevant

Iu7now that the country is all out and protesting the full week of chaos Trump has unleashed on us, we're going to see his inner Nazi come out.

The crackdown on dissidents and the critical press are going to come thru the court systems. And so today only the Bill of Rights stands between us and fascism. I never thought I'd live to see this day.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 12:19 PM

5. I have to admit - I had to look those up

It's been years since I read the entire Constitutions and Amendments!

And you are right - those will become more and more relevant.

For those who need a reminder like I did:

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.[2]

Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 12:35 PM

6. Ass meet Bill of Rights

The two of you will be sharing a chopping block in the near future

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 05:58 AM

3. KNR Thank you!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 06:06 AM

4. k and r...Ammendment 1...speaks for itself.....clear and easy to understand..

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