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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

This is the second in my series of newsletters that explores our bill of rights. As explained in previous issues, I am engaging in this process of re-acquainting people with our constitutional freedoms so that we become more sensitive to both their virtues and values. In this way, we are less likely to tolerate the abridgment of our freedoms by politicians, judges, and private sector leaders who seek to do so.

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 redre

Pretty powerful stuff this first amendment to our constitution. It's packed. Congress can't establish a religion and to boot, you get to freely exercise your religious beliefs. But then there's the freedom of expression. You get free speech, press, and assembly (peacefully that is). And there's more: you get to petition government to redress your grievances. Now when was the last time you filed a petition to redress your grievances? But I digress.