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In photos ─ Observing the First Amendment in Washington, D.C. Special

By Leigh Goessl     Apr 30, 2013 in Politics
Washington - At a time where many feel some freedoms are being eroded in American society, First Amendment rights are still valued. This is evident in Washington, D.C., as at any given time, numerous people can be observed expressing themselves on a variety of issues.
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution affords the right to freedom of speech and the right to assemble. In an age where people fear losing some freedoms, for instance under the Second and Fourth Amendments, many are exercising their rights under the First Amendment.
Sometimes the gatherings are heavily organized and result in large crowds, while other forms of free speech, demonstration or expression, are more subtle. Then there are the numerous advertisements or posters that speak out about officials, policies or issues.
The U.S. Constitution protects the right to assemble, but the gathering must be peaceful, according to law.
A group of protestors heads down to the Capitol s lawn to join the rally
A group of protestors heads down to the Capitol's lawn to join the rally
March for Life rally 2013
March for Life rally 2013
Regardless of where one stands on an issue, every voice counts. It's important each is heard.
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