CHICAGO (Reuters) - Most Americans have an easier time naming members of the cartoon Simpson family than listing the five freedoms granted by the nation's founders, a survey by a museum released on Wednesday said.
Here's a hint: one of them is not the right to own and raise pets, an error committed by one in five respondents.
I'm no constitutional scholar but I do know that the constitution doesn't give you the right to have a driver's license or own pets. Sheesh! Here are the real rights granted by the first amendment to the constitution:
- Freedom of speech
- Freedom of the press (See that Bush! That isn't in the constitution however.)
- Right of peaceful assembly
- Right of petition
- Freedom of religion -- right to free exercise of religion and prohibition against establishing a state religion (Again, Mr. Bush, pay attention!)