From: Jim Schultz
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are called the Bill of Rights and were adopted in 1791.
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution were proposed—and adopted—together at the request of the states. The Bill of Rights has become an integral part of the Constitution, and its guarantees to individuals are still significant today.
The First Amendment to the Constitution reads: “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 redress of grievances.”
According to this amendment any citizen of the United States can hold public office in our nation, without regard to their religion, be they Jewish, Christian, of the Islamic faith or any other religion.
The second part of this amendment says that freedom of speech and of the press can not be abridged by any part of our government.
The third part of this amendment says we have the right to peaceably assemble and petition to redress our grievances.
The Bill of Rights was proposed by the states, not by the federal government.
The city of New York was denying the Occupy Wall Street movement the right to peaceable assembly and redress their grievances and their rights of free speech when they were removed from a park that was set aside for public use. This park is still for public use today.
When you see a politician waving the Constitution they do not believe in supporting it. This includes some members of both parties.
The true enemy of the Constitution is Congress because they want money from lobbyists so they can keep their jobs with campaign money, and could care less about the people.
If we could get rid of the Electoral College it would mean that every vote would count and politicians would have to campaign in all of the states to get voted into office. With the technology of today we do not need the Electoral College.
This could be the 28th Amendment to the Constitution and would be true campaign reform. And should be done by a referendum of the people. Because we cannot trust Congress to do the right thing.