repeal the First Amendment

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tznR4wPeS4M]YouTube - Americans sign petition to repeal the First Amendment[/ame]
     
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    Scary...

    The quesition is do we really need a first amendment to protect our freedom of speech? If the government follows the rules and there is no rule allowing the government to limit any speech then why do you need another amendment protecting it?
     
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    :wtf:
     
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    At the time our Bill oh Rights was first purposed there were those that thought it was not necessary because everyone knew what their rights were and the government would never attempt to violate them, but history has proven that to be untrue.

    The government attempts to infringe upon our individual rights at every turn, and without the Bill of Rights we would really be screwed, more that we are now.

    Congress is never ending in its attempt to increase its power at the expense of the citizens, and just how long do you believe it would take them to pass laws limiting our freedom of speech without the first amendment?
     
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    Well if we took the Federalists at their word, then the Bill of Rights wasn't necessary. Luckily we did not take their word, however.
     
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    The First Amendment is the affirmative statement of the freedoms that make up individual liberty.

    Even if it weren't necessary (and you better believe it is), why would anybody want to give it up? :cuckoo:
     
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    Omg!!!
     
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    I really don't understand how anyone would want to give up the right to free speech. I just can't wrap my mind around this type of stuff.
     
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    I think people were just thinking he was joking. I know I would.
     

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