Today TaxMama runs across an interesting story – and thought it would be fun to bring it to you. But you’ll have to answer two questions first. Don’t cheat. Test yourself and answer the question before you tune in to the podcast. OK?
1)Name the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Take your time. Write them down. Are you done?
OK, next question.
2)Name the members of The Simpsons cartoon family. Got it? Write down your answers.
Now you may tune in. How did you do?
The 5 freedoms are: Speech, Religion, Press, Assembly and to Petition for Redress of Grievances.
The Simpsons are: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, the baby. (No, you don’t get points for Scratchy the cat or Grandpa Abraham)
You knew more about The Simpsons than the Constitution, didn’t you?
What brought this up?
According the Associated Press, you’re typical. Only one in four Americans can name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment (freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition for redress of grievances.) But more than half can name at least two members of the cartoon family, according to a survey.
Read the rest of the article
and drop by the new McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum
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- Anna Johnson, Associated Press :: Few American Know 1st Amendment