The First Amendment - Post 2016 Election

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The First Amendment - Post 2916 Election

Submitted: January 04, 2017

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Submitted: January 04, 2017

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Victor Hadnot

Copyright ©  2017

The First Amendment - Post 2016 Election

Some of the greatest minds in our country drafted the original Constitution making way for the various Amendments to follow. While perfection was never the goal of the drafters of our laws, the need to adapt to what was envisioned was obvious in the way it was crafted. This brings me to the present day and the need to safeguard our freedoms from those who would force us back into the darkness of the early Twentieth Century.

I am referring to the Civil Rights movement and the enormous strides that it made for the betterment of our great nation. The tremendous sacrifices that those brave men and women made, the lives lost, so that I and many like me could one day look at my country and have the freedom to express myself, within the confines of the law.

I am writing about how I view the First Amendment when it came down to our last election The popular vote was clearly won by Clinton though, because she played by the rules, Trump, who clearly and most obviously, cheated and had foreign help in winning, stole the election. To me, this is a great violation of the First Amendment. By the now well documented hacking of our 2016 election, millions of Americans were robbed of their fundamental right of freedom of expression. Robbed of their right to pick the person they wanted to lead them, but more egregious than that, forced to submit to ideas and rheologic, that was phased out in the Twentieth Century. Up again, are attacks on people of color, gender, origin, etc.

It is almost beyond comprehension how we as a people did not demand a Special Election, to correct the sabotage that took place and to set the record right. We were robbed of our voice. Our freewill. Our right to vote in a free and fair election. Our freedom of expression was taken from us by a foreign government that, itself, does not hold those freedoms and values dear. After having made such great strides, this represented a gross step backwards.

The First Amendment is suppose to protect us from such subversions. The right of self determination.

 


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