To Bring Change to Government Requires Knowledge
Our Founding Fathers made sure government would serve the people by guaranteeing the right of citizen involvement with the First Amendment’s protections in the United States Constitution. The amendment reads as follows:
“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.”
Activism has many different levels. We have watched it unfold on television over the past several months, from polar opposite sides of the political spectrum. The core principle for people to peacefully gather together to express their feelings about changes to systems, along with the ability to petition their government through various means, is a core tenet of democracy.
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