On National Bill of Rights Day, “Free to Tweet” campaign offers a $5,000 scholarship

December 15, 2011

It’s the 220th anniversary of the day the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments of the Constitution, went into effect, after it was ratified by three-fourths of the states.

Students are to tag their messages with #freetotweet. So far the entries are short, sweet and to the point:

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. -Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) #FreeToTweetThu Dec 15 14:57:37 via Twitter for iPhoneJessica Dennison

The first amendment clearly states that you can freely express urself & face no consequences. So speak ur mind peacefully #FreeToTweetThu Dec 15 14:58:45 via Twitter for iPhoneJustis Burris

Hi-fives, flying chest-bumps & (freely expressed) end zone dances today for First Amendment’s 220th b-day. http://t.co/2zC3TZhp #freetotweetThu Dec 15 14:35:00 via Twitter for iPhoneKeith McShea

on street corners, w/ a pen, on soap boxes, w/ music, to your neighbor, on twitter. tell it like it is and be grateful. #freetotweet.Thu Dec 15 14:55:24 via webPhilip McGowan

Read more about the competition here.

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