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Freedom Of Petition In The United States

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Kyle Warneka
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FIRST AMENDMENT
Freedom of Petition
Freedom of Petition, the right allows citizens to gather signatures in support of a cause or to present requests to the government without punishment or reprisal. The actual concept of petitioning the government is said to reach at least as far back as the Magna Carta, one of the first documented formal legal systems that was composed by Kingdom of England in 1215. An example of this right would be the Olive Branch Petition sent to King George III by the Colonies.
The right to petition our Government, though often overlooked in comparison with the other freedoms listed in the First Amendment. This right grants people not only the freedom to stand up and speak out against injustices they feel are occurring, but also grants the power to help change those injustices.
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Also, the Fourteenth Amendment supports freedom of religion as it includes a provision protecting the rights of individuals from the encroachment of state law (Constitution). There is evidence of concern about the freedom of religion from as early as the First Century, A.D. As a Roman convert to Christianity, Tertullian wrote, "we give offense to the Romans, as we are excluded from the rights and privileges of Romans, because we do not worship the Gods of Rome" (Tertullian, 25). Much of the importance of freedom of religion in the United States involves the extent to which a religious group's' practices violate the law or infringe on the liberty of others, or in which the government infringes on religious

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