Thursday, May 20, 2010

Introduction to the 1st and 2nd Amendment

Thursday, May 20, 2010
Constitution Study Group - Temecula

1st Amendment

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.

Is government supposed to be protected from religion, or is religion supposed to be protected from government?

What does it mean, “Congress shall make no law?”

What kind of speech were the Founding Fathers trying to protect?

2nd Amendment

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

What is the definition of militia?

Who is the 2nd Amendment directed at?

What about the three arguments:

1. 2nd Amendment only applies to federal government.

2. 2nd Amendment applies to the states too because of the 14th Amendment.

3. 2nd Amendment is a national security issue, so the states may not ban guns.

Which argument is the right one?

A Special Thanks to:

Faith Armory, 27498 Enterprise Cir W #2, Temecula, CA 92562
951-699-7500, - For providing us with a classroom to meet in.

Clay Thibodeau for Congress - Boot Bono in the 45th District,, for Donating Pocket Constitutions.

Political for Donating Pocket Constitutions.

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