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Statement on Virginia Tech Arrests

FLOYD, Va — The First Amendment of the United States Constitution says: 

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. 

“Students should have the opportunity to exercise their First Amendment rights without fear of Government interference. I will always uphold, protect, and defend, the right of every citizen in the exercise of those freedoms."

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