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First Amendment (Ideas and Concepts)

"Our inaugural episode is devoted to my personal favorite amendment — rule number one."

Ah, the First Amendment, the addition to America's Constitution that says that citizens are free to worship whichever God(s) they wish, say or print whatever they wish, and peacefully gather wherever they wish. Things aren't quite as simple as our Founding Fathers imagined it to be. How far should this be taken? Can you run into a crowded theater and shout "Fire!" Should the writers of The Lampoon be allowed to say they wish to rape a member of Lilith House? Should atheists' beliefs be allowed to trump non-atheists' and result in the word "God" being taken out of everything related to or run by the government? Should pro-lifers be allowed to "peacefully protest" in front of an abortion clinic and prohibit women from entering? It's been said that one person's rights end where another person's begins, but that's not an easy thing to figure out, either.

3.03 "Wichita Linebacker"

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