CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

September 17, 2011

Constitution Day: September 17, 2011


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

CONSTITUTION DAY: SEPTEMBER 17, 2011

     Are there any readers of this blog who can list the five freedoms in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America?

      This was one challenging question in today’s newspaper, in which there were several articles on the Constitution—after all, today is Constitution Day.

     Columnist Craig Smith asked this question of lawyers, public officials, and police officers. He discovered that lawyers don’t respond; politicians are more clueless, and most policemen don’t have a clue.

     Who among the readers of this blog post is familiar with the House of Representatives Constitutional Authority Statement passed on January 5 of this year?

     “(c)(1) A bill or joint resolution may not be introduced unless the sponsor submits for printing in the Congressional Record a statement citing as specifically as practicable the power or powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the bill or joint resolution

     The purpose of the rule is to cause the lawmaker to take time to think about constitutional limitations.

     By the way, the five freedoms in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America are:

  • speech
  • press
  • religion
  • petition
  • assembly

     Each of us is a part of We the People, and we are each, individually, responsible for knowing the rights and duties of the Constitution, according to Craig Smith.*

SOURCE

*http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/columnists/qa/s_757194.html

**http://rules.house.gov/about/PolicyDetail.aspx?NewsID=72

— The rule is a new paragraph of clause 7 of rule XII:

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ADDITIONAL READING:

Reading the Constitution, Mellow Mike, & Football: Ligonier, Pa., 9/02/11

Reading of the Constitution in Ligonier, PA.

Should NYC Include Clergy in 10th Anniversary of 9/11?

Flight of Valor: Honoring United Airlines Flight 93 Victims

How to Write an Immediate Best Seller

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