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Writer says government can’t grant rights

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I read with interest that our Looseleaf Laureate gladly handed over $10 to Roane State student Corey Reed after naming the five rights delineated in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. 

Both the student and the generous Laureate should be applauded for their knowledge of and interest in our Bill of Rights. 

However, through a lax choice of words the lesson and the article relating it propagate a grave and dangerous misconception about the nature of the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights.  


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