"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 Egyptian uprising as well as turmoil in other parts of the world make me realize how important our First Amendment is. Until words similar to our First Amendment become the resolve of every nation, there will be no lasting peace in our world. Idealistic - yes. Impractical - probably. Worth fighting for - definitely. Should aid to a nation not subscribing to the principals of the First Amendment be cut off? Of course, but the interests of "big money", powerful religions and ethnic lobbyists will not permit such bold action. So what's the point of all this? We should thank God, Allah, That Great Spirit In The Sky or any other supreme being for our First Amendment. We should be euphoric about our First Amendment and make sure that it is never, never infringed! Our foreign policy should always be mindful of the failure of others to subscribe to the principles of the First Amendment.