The five freedoms America was founded on

2 03 2006

In the news, a survey of 1000 random Americans showed that they have an easier time naming members of the Simpsons than listing the five freedoms granted by the nation’s founders. Just 28% of the respondents could name more than one of the freedoms. Just 8% could name three of them. And only one person (0.1%) knew all five. What does this say?

While it obviously isn’t necessary to know them to enjoy our freedoms here in America, shouldn’t we know what freedoms we have? Consider this : if we don’t know them, we are less likely to notice when they are slowly taken away by the government and special interest groups…

Here’s the article : What are your rights? D’oh!

In case you’re curious, the five freedoms are :

  • freedom of speech
  • freedom of religion
  • freedom of the press
  • freedom of assembly
  • freedom to petition for redress of grievances (right to a day in court)

And if you haven’t noticed, some of those freedoms are being attacked…

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6 11 2006
Beppo’s Blog » Blog Archive » why I vote even though I dislike politics

[…] I realize I’ve been writing about politics several times recently, which is not normal for me.  In fact, it seems weird.  I used to not be interested in politics at all, and I still despise parts of it, but I’ve realized there are groups of people that are trying to destroy our country, and something must be done about it.  If we stand idly by, we may lose many of the freedoms that we take for granted. […]

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