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The First Amendment

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By Tim Guidera - bio | email

SAVANNAH , GA (WTOC) - This wouldn't be America and we couldn't live as Americans without the first and most fundamental rights our forefathers added to the Constitution after the fact.

If there were to be only one amendment, it would best be the first one, which guarantees freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the right to assemble - all but providing a synopsis in 1791 of what our society should and would become.

"Think where the civil rights movement would have been if not for the right to organize and assemble in black churches and strategize the marches and so forth,'' said Congressman Jack Kingston. "So, freedom of assembly is as important as anything else. We don't talk about it as much as we do freedom of speech and freedom of religion but it is a very key thing to the American fabric.''

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