Today on Culture Shift, Barry Farah talks about the final right within the first amendment – the right to petition the government to redress grievances. This practice stems from the Bible and English law. In the Old Testament, Moses was told to train leaders on how to handle disputes and grievances. He then leads us through the history in England in the granting and removing of the right to redress grievances of citizens, and how that has also happened in American history. This constitutional right connects to our current moment in the United States. Barry Farah describes why the right to peaceably address grievances is important to maintain the framework of our nation. He outlines recent events, specifically related to the January 6 convening of Congress to potentially redress the grievances of alleged voter fraud, and how that opportunity was lost due to the introduction of violence in an otherwise peaceable assembly at the U.S. Capitol.

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