The First Amendement: Freedom of the press

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free excercise thereof; or abriding the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the peolpe peaceably to assemble, and petition the government for redress of grievances.”

This relates to me because as a Jounalist or a NewsReporter the government cannot control what I say, hear, think, read, write, or believe. It means the freedom for Americans to abide by their own religious beliefs and it is a federal power restriction on the government forbidding it from making any rulings that infringe on religious expression, such as outlawing prayer in school. Americans can practice whatever religion they wish without it being punishable by law. As a result, I view this amendment as meaning that the Government must remain separate from all religious affiliation, to the point of outlawing any religious artifact.


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