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.
As the 4th of July approaches, I plan to reflect on the importance and wisdom of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. And the way in which independent journalism champions this fundamental right.
But most of all, I plan to take a little time off, to relax and enjoy these precious summer days with friends and family. I wish the same for you and yours.
Warmest regards, Mary
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