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LET FREEDOM RING, a Care2 human/civil rights group, is now open for membership.  Visit at http://www.Care2.com/c2c/group/LetFreedomRing


 THE FIRST AMENDMENT to the Constitution of the USA grants freedom of religion, press, speech, and freedom of assembly rights.  Without those, democracy fails.  Challenges to and protection of these rights will be discussed by group members.

Free press
is a necessary right and considered the backbone of democracy.  Incomplete and biased news coverage has been sited as a main reason for the success of citizens journalism.  Blogging has become a hobby for many thousands of persons.  I experience a good deal of interference in electronic communication and was informed by other people that they experience similar problems.  The cause is technical glitches sometimes, but not always.  Cybersecurity is such an important issue that President Obama recently announced that he will appoint a national cybersecurity coordinator. There is a proposal being considered to reinstate the equal time law to require equal access for opposing views in media.  These and other free press issues will be discussed here.

Last summer, scores of people felt their freedom of assembly rights were challenged when they were arrested and some were tasered as they gathered to protest at the democratic and republican conventions.  I saw a video recently of college students being arrested for gathering around the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate Lincoln's birthday. 

Freedom of speech is an important right.  But where does it begin and end?  A Canadian minister was arrested because he gave a sermon condemning certain behavior on a religious basis, and one of his members went out and hurt someone.  Should the minister have been held accountable?  Some broadcasters are being accused of using their public forums to spread racist ideas.  A court placed a gag order against Troy Davis, a condemned Georgia man, preventing him from speaking to the press about his case, and there is a petition asking that the gag order be removed.  These and other free speech issues are some that may be discussed by group members as we have a little fun in lively debate and comradeship.

Let Freedom Ring group is a place to HAVE YOUR SAY!
                          Have Your Say


Whether or not you have experienced difficulty exercising your freedom of expression, the First Amendment privileges are important to all of us.  Visit LET FREEDOM RING often and see what the members are discussing.  Join yourself in order to share your opinion in topics of interest to you.  Membership will demonstrate your interest in keeping our Bill of Rights intact and First Amendment protections strong. 

We are dusting off the welcome mat just for you at LET FREEDOM RING! 
http://www.Care2.com/c2c/group/LetFreedomRing

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New Petition! Speak out against Time-Warner Merger with Comcast! Let your opinion be know before your bill goes up and your programming choices dwindle.\\r\\n\\r\\nUrge DOJ and FCC to Not Allow Merger of Time-Warner and Comcast\\r\\nhttp://www.t hepetitionsi...
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New Petition! Speak out against Time-Warner Merger with Comcast! Let your opinion be know before your bill goes up and your programming choices dwindle.\\r\\n\\r\\nUrge DOJ and FCC to Not Allow Merger of Time-Warner and Comcast\\r\\nhttp://www.t hepetitionsi...
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Message to the President, and to the Congress:It\\\'s very simple. We can aim for a UNIVERSAL Standard of $15 an hour Minimum Wage for ALL - that would be {frugally} a living wage these days. One should not have to be employed, and on government assista...
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\\nThis is my Message that I send every week or so, to the President, my Representative, and my two Senators. {And in this instance, to the Vice President also.} \\r\\nThe Majority of the people of this country, approve that the President {and Vice Presi...
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I feel Care2 members should KNOW about the \\\"work from home\\\" ads, RECRUITING \\\"MULES\\\" TO CARRY OUT ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES. Just like the Drug Cartels do... A person who was recruited unwittingly by one of these ads, was given in a seattleweekly.com arti...
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\\nEvery week or every other week, I send a Message to the President and to my Representative and Senators. This is the text of my latest:\\r\\nI have just sent the following message to President Obama; and I believe all Congresspersons need to hear it a...