Dan Joseph of MRCTV has released a new video which is as maddening as it is humorous. Joseph interviews a bunch of people and asks them to list the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment and almost everyone struggles to name them.

Here’s the best part, he’s interviewing people who have just come out of the National Archive Building in Washington, DC which, you know, houses the original Bill of Rights.

From the MRCTV blog:

The First Amendment is the foundation on which our entire nation was built. Without it, America as we know it would cease to exist. So, you would think that Americans would be able to name at least a few of the basic rights guaranteed by the most important section of the Bill of Rights.

Well, think again!

In our latest video, MRCTV proves that many Americans have an incredibly limited knowledge of the First Amendment – and some people actually don’t have any.

Here’s the video:

I know that Legal Insurrection readers are more well informed than most people, but for the sake of everyone else, here’s the First Amendment:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

We shouldn’t be surprised by any of this. There are even judges who don’t understand the First Amendment.

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