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

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. #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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