Name All Five Freedoms

In a telephone poll of 1,000 Americans reported by the BBC, 22 percent could name all five Simpsons but only 1-in-1,000 could name all five freedoms delineated in the First Amendment.

I'm curious to see whether weblog readers are smarter than telephone owners.

Without cheating, use the comments of this entry to name all five freedoms.

I'm already on record with my guess on the Drudge Retort, and I got three out of five, leaving off one that's an extreme personal embarrassment.

One of the winners will be randomly selected to receive a pair of Cordarounds, the world's first horizontal corduroy pants, on the condition that he or she agrees to model them for Workbench and write a weblog entry on what it's like to exercise your freedom of pantaloons.

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The Five American Freedoms are:

Freedom of Speech
Freedom of the Press
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Assembly
Freedom to Petition

religion
press
speech
assembly
petition gov for redress of grievances

Speech
Press
Maggie
Religion
Assembly

There are actually six..
Press
Religion
Assembly
Speech
To petition
To bicker with computer geeks over thngs that don't really matter nd prevent one from getting ot the real work at hand --- that's the one you're embarrassed over, right?

If by "real work at hand" you mean "free up time to watch more baseball now that spring training is upon us," I'm in total agreement.

Assembly
Press
Speech
Petition for Redress
Religion

The Five American Freedoms you speak of are:

1) The Freedom of Religion/Conscience
2) The Freedom of Speech
3) The Freedom of Press
4) The Freedom of Assembly
5) The Freedom to Petition

It doesn't surprise me that 1 in 1,000 people actually know this stuff. Who cares about what freedoms you're having striped away when you can come home from work and giggle at the fact that your family so closely resembles The Simpsons. "It's all gov't 'stuff' ... bah."

Humbug~

~Issac Stolzenbach

Freedom of speech
freedom of religion
wow...thats it.

Oh man this is EASY!

1) The right to free porn on the internet
2) the right to cheeto's
3) the right to orange privates (see previous 2 rights)
4) the right to bear arms (I am getting mine soon! RAWR!)
5) beer

so what do I win Rogers?

hmm I jumped right into the posting and didn't realize there actually IS a prize... maybe I should have tried harder! Well, them's the breaks!

religion
speech
bearing arms
property
assembly

hmm, property might be wrong.

Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition

1. Freedom of speech
2. Freedom of the people to peaceably assemble
3. Freedom of religion
4. Right to petition their government for redress of grievances
5. Freedom to own pets.

Life, Liberty, Pursuit of happiness. Property ownership.

Free press
Free assembly
Free worship
Free to petition govt for redress of grievences
Free speech

freedom of speech
freedom of realgen
freedom of press
right to bare arms
no double jeperty

religion
speech
press

don't know. I'm ashamed!

speech
religion
press
assemble
petition the government

Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and petition

Freedom FROM Speech
Freedom of the Press
Freedom FROM Religion
Freedom FROM Assembly
Freedom FROM Petition

Freedom of speech
Freedom of the press
No establishment of religion
Free exercise of religion
Right to petition the government for a redress of grievances

(That was me above.)

Oops, I forgot assembly. I guess there are six. Or maybe petitioning isn't a freedom?

Freedom of Speech
Freedom of the Press
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Assembly
Freedom from unreasonable Gov't search and seizure (4th Amend.)

Press
Religion
Speech
Assembly
Petition

speech
press
religion
assembly
petition the government for redress of grievances

Press
Religion
Assembly
Bear Arms

And I am completely lost on the 5th...

-speech
-press
-religion
-peacibly assemble
-petition the government

1. the right to bear arms and overthrow the government
2. freedom to persue happiness
3. right to religious freedom
4. right to free speech
5. right not to incriminate self when being interogated.

Speech
Religion
Assembly
Press
Petition for redress of grievances

Freedom of speech
Right to peaceful assembly
Right to bear arms
Right to not have soldiers quartered in your house
Right to have a judge review evidence before issuing a search warrant.

considering most Americans can't even find America on a map, this news is hardly surprising.

I would like to state for the record that:

Ryan,
chris,
Jack Mclure,
I cant recall,
and Larry Wilson

are retarded.

That is all.

Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of the Press
Freedom to peacably assemble
Freedom to petition for redress of grievences

(I cheated - As an Asst Scoutmaster, I teach the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge to my young charges (I earned it myself as a scout), and have had the preamble to both the Declaration and Constitution, along with the First Amendment (the 3rd Article of the Bill of Rights) memorized since grammer school).

freedom:
1) OF THE PRESS

2) from RELIGOUS PERSICUTION (sp)

3) OF SPEECH

4) TO ASSEMBLE

5) TO PETITION

You like apples b'yatch

Five American Freedoms?

1. The Right to Super Size
2. The Right to Channel Surf (when alone)
3. The Right to Access Caller ID to screen out phone solicitors
4. The Right to Lane Ownership
(i.e. to accuse anyone changing lanes if front of you for "cutting you off": use of a signal just warns you of the impending violation of your rights.
5. The Right to Complain... repeatedly.

Press, religion, assembly, arms and speech have all been disintermediated by the internet and made global in scope.

freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances

Five freedoms in the First:

1) right to petition government
2) freedom of the press may not be infringed
3) freedom of speech may not be infringed
4) state religions prohibited
5) right to free exercise of religious beliefs

Did I get them all?

Oh yeah, the right to assemble. Oops.

--freedom of religion, press, speech, to petition and assemble.

5 freedoms:

press
speech
religion
peaceful assembly
fair trial

oops, petition.

fair trial is the 6th Amendment

freedom of speech (shut up)
freedom of religion (Jesus, shut up)
freedom of the press (shut up above the fold)
freedom to assemble (all of yous shut up)
freedom to petition the government (The Honorable Shut Up)

Reglion, Speech, press, search, arms,

Speech, Press, Religion, Assembly, Petition

Freedom of assembly, freedom of press, freedom of speech, freedom of religon, freedom to dispute charges

(1)Freedom of Speech; (2)freedom of the press, (3)freedom of religion, (4)freedom to assemble; (5)freedom to petition the government for redress of grievances.

Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of the Press
Freedom to peacably assemble
Freedom to petition for redress of grievences

No need to cheat now, plenty of people have answered the original question. But seems to me everyone left out one important freedom; that being the freedom to absolutely bitch slap the hell out of the moron yakking into his/her cell phone forcing you to hear all about Uncle Fred's gall bladder operation or the latest about 'Amber and Joey'. Oh - M'Gawd!

I'll try to not cheat, typing this before looking at the rest of the comments.

1. Speech
2. Religion
3. Press
4. Peaceful assembly
5. Petition

The last one always reminds me of Jim Morrison. If you get the reference, I don't need to quote him.

Speech, press, assembly, petition of grievances, religion

Press
Speech
Assembly
Bear Arms
Vote

1. Speech
2. Religion
3. Press
4. Peaceful assembly
5. Petition

Bartman - Petition
Mr. Plow - Religion
Gun Owning Marge - Peaceful Assembly
Gun Shooting Maggie - Assembly
Vegetarian Lisa - Press

I find it interesting that the order in the Constitution is 1) religion, 2) speech (not free speech, freedom of speech), 3) press, 4) assembly, and 5) petition, yet they are rarely mentioned in that order.
And the ACLU actually re-wrote the amendment, completely erasing religion and stating that free speech is the "first" right.

Speech
Press
Assembly
Religion
Petition Government for redress of grievances

free exercise of religion
freedom of speech
freedom of the press
freedom to assemble
freedom to petition government

you could also add freedom from established religions

If I win, keep the pants. Thanks.

Freedom of worship
Freedom of assembly
Freedon of address of greivances
Freedom of the press

Freedom of the establishent of an independent press. Freedom to assemble. Freedom of Religion. Freedom of speech. Right to property.

Freedom of speech
Freedom to Bear Arms
Freedom to a fair trial

peaceable assembly

speech

religion

petition their representatives

Freedom of Press,Speech,Right to bear arms,religion,and peaceful assmbly.

Press
Speach
Religion
Assembly
Pettition

Speech, religion, assembly, press, petition for grievences.

speech, press, assembly, petition, and religion, right? I'm a little rusty, and i grew up with the simpsons, but i could not tell you a thing about American Idol...what a waste that show is!

Speech,Press,
Petition,
Assemble and
Religon.

freedom of petition
freedom of speech
freedom of assembly
freedom of the press
freedom of religion

im a 16 year old sophmore and im actually doing an art project based on this poll. thanks for the inspiration.
oh and i didn't cheat.

Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Religion, have no idea what the fifth is

1- Freedom of Speech

2- Freedom of Religon

3-Freedom of press

4-freedom of assembly

5-Freedom of petition

did i getem write?

this sucks

can someone tell me what redress of grievence means exactly?

1. FREEDOM FROM HUNGER AND THIRST.
You should give your animal ready access to fresh water and the correct diet to maintain full health and active.

2. FREEDOM FROM DISCOMFORT.
You should provide your animal with an appropriate environment which includes shelter and a comfortable resting area.

3. FREEDOM FROM PAIN, INJURY OR DISEASE.
You should ensure your pet remain disease free through regular vaccinations, rapid diagnosis of any illness and take them to a vet if they appear unwell.

4. FREEDOM TO EXPRESS NORMAL BEHAVIOUR.
Your pet should have sufficient space, proper facilities and the company of other of their species .

5. FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND DISTRESS.
You should make sure that the conditions that you keep your animal in will avoid mental suffering.

5 Freedoms?

RSPPA!

Kinda like the RSPCA but one letter off.

Religion, Speech, Press, Petition and Assembly.

Fiona's above post reminded Spud of the old mnemonic.

Be Well.

PS: Freedom of religion includes Freedom from religion too.

PPS: an extreme personal embarrassment.

Pls don't tell Spud ya fergot "Freedom of the Press"

Srsly? Wow!

If there are to be 5 freedoms (I am a Belgian, no American)

I assume they would be


  • Freedom of thought (and religion)

  • Freedom of expression (and speech)

  • Freedom of assembly

  • Freedom from want

  • Freedom from fear


Personally, I assume the following 5 freedoms in my vision for liberalism:

  • Freedom of thought (and religion)

  • Freedom of expression (and speech)

  • Freedom of assembly (which includes having law made by the people for the people)

  • Freedom of chance (which encompasses the freedom from want and freedom from fear)

  • Freedom of action with respect for all other freedoms (and thus also the law)

OBHWAMF!!! It's so true.

PS- LSWYTD ;)

And who won the contest anyway? And the lucky person gets...pants?!

freedom of speech
freedom of religion
freedom of press
freedom of assembly
freedom of petition

In order to help my 5th grade son to remember the 5 freedoms for a test, I arranged them into the pnemonic device of R.A.P.P.S:

Freedom of:

Religion

Assembly

Petition

Press

Speech

press
religion
assembly
speech
petition

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of the Press
Freedom of Religion

Freedom of Assembly

Freedom to Petition

datz all!!!

the freedom for you to kis my white ass
and to give a women std lmao

The Freedom to be a Canadian citizen without having honkeys down my throat!

petition
assembly
religion
press
speech

Datz all

speech, press, religion, assembly, petition. I think the last two are the same thing and that I'm forgetting one. I should know. I was just at the Newseum.

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