Freedom, First and Foremost

August 18th, 2010

When I started this blog, I made a conscious effort to avoid spending too much time on politics. Anyone who’s heard me rant about the state of the world, the country or the city knows that I have … strong opinions
More than 3 years later, I’m surprised at how much restraint I’ve managed. Don’t worry, I don’t plan to start including my partisan invective in my food, photos and travel posts.
That said, my friend Yelena has no such compunctions against loudly proclaiming her opinions on all sorts of topics and I often (if not always) agree with her. Today in particular, which is the point of this post.
This morning she revealed the one value that she holds fundamentally above all else: 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.”
Read the post for her particularly awesome take on the subject of our most innate of freedoms. For my part, I’ll let the words stand on their own.

One Comment:

  1. What do you mean you don’t always agree with me? Does not compute.
    I meant to keep my ranting about politics to a minimum and I have, thankfully, managed to steer clear of the third rail (rhymes (sort of) with “thisfail and valentine”).
    Maybe I’ll start posting more about my knitting – I’m nearly never angry about that :)
    Thanks for the mention.

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