July 28, 2009

Bill of Rights, For All?

Is the Bill of Rights for all of us, the citizens and the young citizens who have gained their citizenship at an early age? If that is the truth, then why are the words so hard to understand in the Bill of Rights? For example:

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.


This shows up in the first amendment of the US Constitution. Now to my understanding it will be converted to:

Congress will make no rule for a religion, supporting it or against it. Therefore the freedom of taking (speech), writing in the press (newspapers/magazines etc.) or the right to get together peacefully and to write a petition (where citizens sign to show their opinion) cannot be taken out of the rules.

Well this might seem a lot longer than the usual Bill of Rights and might be a lot different to include up in the Constitution but there should be a "Simpler Version" that tells us about this much easily because these are for us who might be illiterate to understand these but with this method, almost everyone could understand and the ones who can't understand are the ones who can't even understand English (the simplified version).

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