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Appealing the 1st Amendment?

50 Yale students in a span of 60 minutes signed a petition to get rid of the 1st amendment. Meaning they agreed to get rid of the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the right to petition their government.

Watch the Video from Yale University Here:

When I watched this I was disturbed. First – because people don’t know what the 1st amendment says – Second because they signed something without doing their own research and lastly – I was disappointed because this feeds into the belief that the millennial generation is completely ignorant.

I don’t believe we are completely ignorant. But I do believe we have stopped caring. With our desire to make a difference and stand against any possible injustice – we have been too easily swept away and taken advantage of by political groups driven by agendas. Agenda’s in our universities, agenda’s pushed through social media and agenda’s spewed by politicians.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying we are merely “victims” – we are still responsible for our actions – but it’s sad to see our generation buy into ideas like “open space” without thinking about the principles, policies or cause and effects of a winsome slogan or statements.

Bottom Line – Our generation is better than this. I think we need to begin to tell the stories of millennials who aren’t apathetic, who think for themselves before they are taken advantage of by political interests, and who instead of signing petitions without doing their research – have decided to stand on proven principles and truth.

The 1st Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” — The First Amendment to the U.S. Cons

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