Don’t be deceived into believing, you don’t need the First Amendment. If you willingly surrender your rights, what makes you think, the government can be trusted—to not trick you—into giving up your Second Amendment, also. Even if you resist, it will be too late, because you would’ve already forfeited your First Amendment—Freedom of the Press and Assembly protections.
The forfeiture of our First Amendment, whether by coercion, deceit or choice is the greatest threat to our democracy! “When you do first things—first, everything else will fall in place. However, if you do second things—first, everything else will fall apart”. Our Founders were fully aware of how subtle government tyranny can become. We should all be grateful, that they were inspired, when they amended the Constitution with the Bill of Rights! By: ElRoy, 2020
“(Our founders) created a document that built a representative democracy. Because the idea is: that our elected officials represent us, they don’t rule us, they have to listen. And in order to achieve this, you need the machinery for people to have their voice heard. However, it is the republican party that constantly seeks to attack the machinery for change—the method in which the average person can have their voice heard. This is why they suppress the vote, this is why they seek to criminalize assembly, speech, it’s why they attack the media—fake news. This is a method outlined by the founders, so the government can hear the opinions of the people—when it comes to petitioning for a redress of grievances. (Regardless), when it comes to the republican party you are always doing it wrong!”
“Government big enough to give you everything you want is (also) big enough to take everything you have.” Gerald Ford—Republican President, Aug. 12, 1974