Within one hour fifty (50) Yale University students signed a petition to have the first amendment revoked. Fortunately it was a fake petition and an experiment to see if college students really know what the 1st amendment is. (There would be no right to petition without it.)
While this is one of the saddest and scariest things I have seen in a long time, a good thing to remember is that there are many wonderful teachers who can begin today to educate students about the rights guaranteed in the 1st amendment.
We, the people, need to ask teachers across America to make certain that every year, each student knows exactly which freedoms the 1st amendment protects and why the amendment is important for everyone, regardless of race, creed, gender, religion, or ideology.
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.
Perhaps this will be a wake-up call for our educators.