Graphic by Leslie Haines
On this most American of holidays, let’s not forget to celebrate our most American of freedoms — the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. In 1776, our founders risked their lives to publish a Declaration of Independence. Those early Americans sought “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” by creating a nation founded on freedom. But those freedoms must never be taken for granted, and our collective vigilance is essential.
Test your knowledge of the Declaration of Independence by taking the Free Speech Center’s Great 4th of July quiz!
Want to know more? See this column.