Tuesday, August 09, 2005
1st Amendment Allows Redress of Grievances
If Cindy Sheehan is arrested on Thurs, which part of our Constitution are the Crawford Sheriff's office, Bush's handlers and Attorney General Gonzales having difficulties understanding?: 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 Juan Cole points out on his blog: They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it's worked for over 200 years and we're not using it anymore.