These past couple of weeks we have laid heavily on our right to free speech and press, yes I know subject to certain forum rules and some censuring but I contend that does not in any way "infringe" on your 1st Amendment rights.
It seems apparent to me that many have never read the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.
The First Amendment says; (From memory here so I'm sure some one will google their wits off the internet and offer corrections)
Congress shall pass no law regarding the establishment of religion, nor the restriction of free speech or free press.
Well, clearly, the 1st Amendment is referring only to religion and speaking and writing about religion.
Writing about religion on this forum is verboten (forum rules which you agreed to) so we do not restrict free speech here.
Actually the Constitution only says Congress shall not restrict free speech or free press.
That same document does also say, just below;
................................, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Infringement comes in many forms but the most restrictive comes from Congress and the Chief Executive.
Let's not let that happen.
Here's the real McCoy lest some think I cannot read.
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 a redress of grievances.