Philadelphia Naval Yard (Superfund series)

Amendment I: “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”

The Founders of this country felt so strongly that “the liberties of the press shall be inviolably preserved” that they included the above provision in the first amendment of the United States Constitution.

To those so-called “constitutionalists” who are so quick to conjure up the Founding Fathers and claim the ability to discern their intentions, typically in defense of the right to bear arms and other pet issues:  It’s time to put your money where your proverbial mouths are and show a true comprehension of the Founders’ concerns by demonstrating a righteous indignation over the Trump administration’s media blackout of the EPA, Department of the Interior, and other government agencies.  Freedom of the press is among the first and foremost of our constitutional rights, and any erosion of it – particularly by the executive branch – should not be tolerated.