Sunday, March 12, 2006

It's Sunshine Week: Review the First Amendment

Sunshine Week begins today, a "national effort to focus public attention on citizens' right to know" (Doug Clifton, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 12, p. A17).

A U.S. citizen's right to know is granted, of course, from the first amendment to the constitution:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the freee exercise thereof; or abridinging 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."

Consider your rights, the unique privileges granted to all U.S. citizens, and how they may be threatened under current government policy by viewing the Sunshine Week Are We Safer in the Dark program broadcast by satellite at 1 p.m. Monday, March 13 in Mudd Room 443.

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