“If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.” -John F Kennedy

John F. Kennedy’s words can most accurately be interpreted to be a defense of the importance of which Constitutional element?

The Second Amendment’s Right to Bear Arms

The First Amendment’s Freedom of Speech

The Separation of Powers

The First Amendment’s Freedom of Religion

im not sure which answer to think on this? any help?

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  1. Let's see -- it has nothing to do with being armed -- so 1 is out.

    How about freedom of speech? That also includes the freedom to write. And implicit in this doctrine is the freedom to listen to the speech and read what is written.

  2. thank you. I thought of that answer then I second guessed myself! Ms. sue... are you a teacher? or you just know EVERYTHING and help EVERYONE on this app?

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  3. Yes, I'm a teacher. I taught in public schools for 32 years and I've been a voluntary online tutor since I retired about 25 years ago.

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