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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.
Many citizens take our freedoms for granted. It is the job of a “free press” to be the eyes and ears of the citizens and to question government, to hold government accountable. We are not the villains, we are the good guys. If we did not question government who would diligently seek the truth? At a time in history when the integrity of “the media” is being questioned by powerful people in high offices for their own gain, we need to remind our audience and ourselves what it is like in other countries where freedom of the press does not exist. Look at those governments and ask ourselves, is this the type of government we want in America?
Help your viewers and listeners understand the value of the First Amendment to their lives, Sunshine Week March 12-18.
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