The First Amendment “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.”
The right to petition for redress of grievances was a principle included in the 1215 Magna Carta, as well as the 1689 English Bill of Rights. In 1776, the second year of the American Revolutionary War, the Virginia colonial legislature passed a Declaration of Rights that included the sentence “The freedom of the press is one of the greatest bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic Governments.” Eight of the other twelve states made similar pledges. However, these declarations were generally considered “mere admonitions to state legislatures”, rather than enforceable provisions.
Welcome ethics, inclusion, diversity and all socioeconomic unison development enthusiasts. Your visit to this particular web site provides freely shared thoughts and information pursuant to freedom of speech issues and processes to advance societal attitudes in the USA and the World.
Commonly employed ‘Good Faith Efforts’ and ‘Best Practices’ by public and private organizations have tendencies to overlook the the first admendment to the U.S. constituion for inclusionary consideration to underserved and under-voiced communities. Consequently, positive outcomes on our domestic economic landscape remains bleak for emerging America, showing limited access for said groups to sustainable job and contract opportunities.
The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretext, infringed. The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, to write, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable. The people shall not be restrained from peaceably assembling and consulting for their common good; nor from applying to the Legislature by petitions, or remonstrances, for redress of their grievances.