Sunday, January 9, 2011

The First Amendment

The First Amendment is the foundation of Shoe08.

On the second day of the 112th Congress (January 6, 2011), Congresswoman Giffords read aloud on the House floor the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

"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."

Let's look at it this way:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion

Congress shall make no law prohibing the free exercize thereof

Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech

Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press

Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble

Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

I do believe that is clear and unequivical.

For the purpose of this blog, we are focused on those prohibitions on congress not to abridge the rights of the people re free speech, free press freedom to peaceably assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Please reflect, if you will, the nature and subject of some of the most recent posts, here at Shoe08. The US Government is trying to use the Espionage Act to abridge Free Spech, Free Press and the Right To Peaceably Assemble. Journalists are being intimidated, taken as hostages, fired, and even killed, because some other folks do not like what the journalists say, report, or because the US Government is keeping secrets from We The People, while telling us a pack of lies.

Two days after making posting this video to her Youtube and Facebook site, Congresswoman Giffords was shot in the head, while peaceably assembaling with members of We The People, when she was shot in the head, and others were shot and killed or wounded. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords represents Arizona's Eighth Congressional District. She serves on the House Committees on Armed Services, Science and Technology and Foreign Affairs, and is Chair of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.

It is ironic that a supporter of the 1st and 2nd Amendment should be a victim of someone who does not respect the 1st Amendment.

I am deeply saddened by the tragedy in Arizona.
Best wishes for Gabriella Giffords recovery.

Condolances to family and friends of Judge Roll, and the others who were slaughtered without any warning.

May all those who were wounded have a good recovery.

May the killer, reflect on his crimes, and his hatred of the rights of others to live a life of liberty and persue happiness. But, the fact is, he may have lacked insight due to mental illness.

Folks, some people just hate our Constitution, and to all of those who have been making fun of reading the Constitution into the Congressional Record, I ask you, why? What way is better? What is there to fear in supporting our Constitution? What is there to fear from hearing others out, from reading what others write, or from coming together to discuss and debate peaceably? Why should keeping secrets trump Sunshine?

PS: Here is Rep. Gifford's Youtube Channel.
You can get to her killer's channel by scrolling down to the bottom left corner to subscriptions, there are two, click on classitup10.

let's look at it this way...

Rep Giffords recovery was made possible by immediate action, and quality health care by top doctors.

Jared became increasing­ly erratic, and violent due to the failure of immediate action, and recieving no apropiate health care.

Compare and contrast.

From Salon...
Perhaps the most honest portrait of Loughner comes from someone who actually knows the kid. Bryce Tierney may have been the last person Loughner reached out to before the attack, according to a report in Mother Jones. After receiving a late-night voice mail from Loughner, Tierney saw the shooting on the news and immediately suspected that the shooter was his friend.

Tierney remembers how Loughner held a grudge against Rep. Giffords dating back to a question he had asked and she had answered -- unsatisfactorily, to Loughner -- in 2007. Though Loughner had always been a bit strange, Tierney goes on to explain how he became almost incoherent over the course of the next few years.

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