Presenting Wednesday Words to Remember, a mid-week break to consider and comment on some inspiring words.
What better place to begin than The First Amendment.
What does The First Amendment mean to you?
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The first amendment gives me my voice. And, it protects my husband’s voice. Thank you for the reminder.
Thank you for the comment. I feel like I’ve been living and breathing The First Amendment lately. So thankful for it’s protections of religion and expression.
For me, the First Amendment means more than what it purports to be: it does not only guarantee your freedom of religion and freedom of speech, but through these, your freedom of thought and conscience. And while I don’t want to diminish the importance of all the other Amendments in the Bill of Rights, I think this one is the most important and fundamental of all.
In fact, I believe that the three most fundamental documents to what the United States is today are the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and Marbury v Madison – sovereignity, human rights, and the possibility for people (through the courts, especially the Supreme Court) to revoke or reshape to flawed legislation.
Well said, Nusy! I thought you might like this one :)
It is a sad reflection of our society when we cannot express our views and listen to others express theirs without resorting to personal, petty attacks. Just yesterday I saw a post where the author’s entire purpose seemed to be to humiliate and attack another blogger and to encourage others to join in the fun. The blogger who was being attacked reblogged the post and stood by what she had originally written, which wasn’t anything terribly controversial, just a post about what she was looking for in a relationship and the fact that she wasn’t willing to settle for less. The whole thing was sad and cruel and stinky. There were some who commented on the mean spirit of the post but there were more who laughed and added their own insults. One blogger was inspired to write his own attack post. Everyone should follow your house rules, Aimee. :/
I can’t believe people have time to do things like that. I barely have time to keep the wheels on writing all the ideas I have for my own blog! It surprises me that someone would invest their time to personally insult others. That’s a sad reflection on them I think and as you said on our society.
I meant for this comment to go to your House Rules post. Stupid computer!!
Lol! It’s okay, Stacy. It applies here too. Readers can click forward to see where you meant for your comment to post :)
What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. Erica Jong
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