Freedom of religion, speech, and the press;
right of assembly.
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.
Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.
"If there is a bedrock principle of the first amendment.
It is that the government may not prohibut the expression of an idea simply becasue society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable."
Justice William J. Brennan
"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first
thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all, irrevocably."
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