2.13.18 – Constitution – First Amendment – Freedom of Speech

2.13.18 - Constitution - First Amendment - Freedom of Speech

Local Montgomery County Attorneys Toni Lynn Collins and Cheryl Ellsworth Jahani discuss what the First Amendment Rights are, how they originated including Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech and Freedom to Assemble. Analogies to how persons were martyred during the Roman Empire for religious practices like St. Valentine in 269 A.D. for not denouncing Christianity (and still are) and prosecuted for publishing facts about the English government in 1735 in America (but Alexander Hamilton saved the day and paved the way for our 1st Amendment rights by legally defending his client’s then non-existent right to fee speech) show how important our rights are and how we take them for granted.

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