First Amendment Constitution Law

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.



James Madison                                 Richard Painter

Madeleine Belle is now, not only the iconic 'FIRE QUEEN' Goddess of Fire, in the Internet comic strip GO SPACE KITTY! The Constitution Kitty. She is also the founder/publisher of the community broadcast journal, truthspaperPhiladelphia.

Of the People. By the people. For the People.

James Madison was a Founding Father and the 4th President of The United States of America. Madison played a key role in drafting The Constitution and the Bill of Rights. He also believed that the power of the president was too overwhelming for any person so his significant contribution to the design and engineering of the Separation of Power. Madison wanted the House and Senate, the Judicial branch and the courts, 50 governors and 50 state governments, cities and mayors all over the country, the people petitioning, (especially FREE PRESS) and the dignity of the American People; to constantly 'tug and pull' at the presidency and the White House to protect The Constitution and American Democracy.
Aristotle defines tyranny as: any sole ruler, who is not required to give an account of himself, and who rules over subjects all equal or superior to himself to suit his own interest and not theirs, can only be exercising a tyranny.
Professor Richard Painter, born in Philadelphia, is a fighter for truth and justice. He is a champion of the Constitution of the United States of America and a protector of civil rights. Richard is a defender of the rule of law. He is in every sense of the word an "American citizen" of the United States who puts his country first. He emphatically, bluntly and without reserve, proudly shouts out the words of Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton; proudly shouts out the most precious words commitments to democracy; proudly shouts out to educate all Americans and the rest of the world about 'the balance of power' and 'conflict of interest'. Richard is a hero for the resolve of equality and justice for all. His beacon shines a bright light on the precarious treacherous journey of democracy.
tyranny:  oppressive or unjustly severe government; a cruel and oppressive government or rule; unreasonable, arbitrary use of power; cruel and unfair treatment by people with power over others; dictatorship; fascism.
B.A. History summa cumlaude Harvard University
Doctor of Jurisprudence from Yale Law School
Editor, Yale Journal of Regulation
Law Clerk, Judge T. Noonan Jr. United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Law Firms: Sullivan & Cromwell and Finn, Dixon & Herling,
Since May 2017 Painter is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Chief Ethics Lawyer for President George W. Bush

Frederick Douglass, age 26 gave a speech in Philly, Independence Square. He believed "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken people.
Harriet Tubman, freedom maverick, with, Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society to transport slaves. She would bring drop offs to a safe house in Philadelphia.
Lucretia Coffin Mott, a powerful leader in Philadelphia for the abolition and women's rights. Her faith forged a life of devotion to equality and civil rights.
Emily Howland. Civil War educator, abolitionist, philanthropist and leader of women's suffrage. She attended Mary Robinson's School in Philadelphia.
democracy: the belief in freedom and equality between all people; a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives; representative government; citizens elect representatives from among themselves in their communities.