Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Living, Breathing Constitution Update

Since the US Constitution is a "living document," it is necessary to revisit the text from time to time took keep up with its latest cunvulsions and self-amendments.

Here is the text of the 1st Amendment as it reads right now, February 15, 2006 (additions in CAPS, deletions in strikethrough):

Congress OR ANYBODY ELSE shall make no law respecting an establishment acknowledgement of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech EXCEPT "OFFENSIVE SPEECH," WHATEVER THAT MIGHT BE, or of the press; OR OF THE PRESS' RIGHT TO BE INFORMED IMEDIATELY OF ANY MISHAP INVOLVING A PUBLIC FIGURE NO MATTER HOW IRRELEVANT IT IS TO THE DISCHARGE OF THAT PUBLIC FIGURE'S DUTIES; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, UNLESS THE ASSEMBLY IS NEAR AN ABORTION CLINIC, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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