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  •  I'd say that in the First Amendment (0+ / 0-)

    Religion is both referred to as an institutional right and as an individual right using two different clauses, with establishment meaning an institution and exercise referring to individual liberty. Likewise, freedom of speech is for individuals and freedom of the press is an institution. Of course, it's confusing, so we should rewrite it to avoid ambiguity.

    I'd also say that the freedom being of "speech" might refer to one's ability to express oneself, whereas "to speak" would have referred to general talking. The implication being that one's talking or other noise-making can be regulated (e.g. falsle fire alarms, loud music) whereas one's ability to have their say cannot be violated.

    Of course, others may disagree.

    -We need Healthcare Reform... but i'm selfish, I Need Healthcare reform-

    by JPax on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 05:06:07 PM PDT

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