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First Amendment Freedom Can´t
Survive ´War On Women´ Mobs

Washington Examiner, by Melanie Sturm

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Posted By:Aspenhuskerette, 4/14/2014 2:35:07 PM

Shouldn’t college students know as much about American civics as they do about pop culture? Media Research Center TV went to American University last month to find out, discovering few who could name a single U.S. senator or the number of senators from each state. But most knew the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go.” Equally surprising are polls showing only one-quarter of Americans can identify Joe Biden as the vice president or name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment (religion, speech, press, assembly, petition). Just under a quarter of Americans could name all five family members

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From the ending:

Throughout our liberty-loving history, Americans have endorsed Voltaire’s enlightened principle – “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” No more.

In abandoning this principle, we now assassinate the character of non-conformists.....

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 4/14/2014 4:28:44 PM     (No. 9810563)

" Equally surprising are polls showing only one-quarter of Americans can identify Joe Biden as the vice president"

To be fair, I can´t believe Joe Biden is the Vice President either...

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Posted By: Aspenhuskerette- 4/14/2014 2:35:07 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Aspenhuskerette- 3/24/2014 8:45:09 AM     Post Reply
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