Recently I decided to go back and read the Constitution, for the first time since High School. It was an eye opening experience, to say the least. I found I really needed to brush up on our laws, and their meaning. What hit me the hardest, was my memory of the lack of time spent during school on such a crucial subject. I sense there is some brushing up to do for all of us, and this will undoubtedly be an excellent exercise for myself, as well as my readers. With this in mind, I will be posting portions of the Constitution, providing further explanations as needed, piece by piece. This will be in no particular order, however I will identify exactly where each portion is taken from, within the actual document. I intend to post at least one subject per week, beginning Saturday 7/29/17, until I have covered the entire Constitution. I used law.cornell.edu and heritage.org for most of my research.
"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."
"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."