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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 01:39 AM

14. Additional evidence

"In the United States the right to petition is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the federal constitution, which specifically prohibits Congress from abridging "the right of the people...to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Although often overlooked in favor of other more famous freedoms, and sometimes taken for granted, many other civil liberties are enforceable against the government only by exercising this basic right. The right to petition is a fundamental in a Constitutional Republic, such as the United States, as a means of protecting public participation in government. . . . While the prohibition of abridgement of the right to petition originally referred only to the federal legislature (the Congress) and courts."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_petition_in_the_United_States

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