In what is arguably the best document ever created, the founders of the United States guaranteed certain rights in the first amendment of the constitution. These five were so important they were done first. Keep them close when you're having a drink and always at the top your mind. Exercise them often. Rights are like muscles, if you don' t exercise them they weaken over time.
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.