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What free speech is, and isn't, protected under the First Amendment

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The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, and yet, what that means has been interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

According to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the court "has struggled to determine what exactly constitutes protected speech," but here are some of the things the court has ruled on.


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What the First Amendment protects:

The right not to speak, such as saluting the flag.
To wear black armbands to school to protest a war.
Using offensive words and phrases to convey political messages.
To contribute money, under certain circumstances, to political campaigns.
To advertise commercial products and professional services.
To burning the flag in protest.

What the First Amendment does not protect:

The right to incite actions that would harm others.
To make or distribute obscene materials.
To burn draft cards as an anti-war protest.
To print school newspaper articles over the administration's objections.
To make an obscene speech at a school-sponsored event.
To advocate illegal drug use at a school-sponsored event.
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There are indeed people out there who don't know diddly what the First Amendment means. Again, I wonder about the ages of some posters here.
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What a bunch of Horse Apples. I'm surprised they didn't show something there about the 1st amendment NOT giving us the right to bear arms.
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What a bunch of Horse Apples. I'm surprised they didn't show something there about the 1st amendment NOT giving us the right to bear arms.
that's the 2nd.
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that's the 2nd.
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that's the 2nd.
OOH! Would you be so kind as to inform us hicks what the 2nd does and does not do?
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OOH! Would you be so kind as to inform us hicks what the 2nd does and does not do?
does not restrict regulation of gun ownership per the Justice Scalia's opinion in the latest ruling on it.
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does not restrict regulation of gun ownership per the Justice Scalia's opinion in the latest ruling on it.
Now, tell me what "shall not be infringed" means, per the Constitution. Don't tell me what another person said.

This is not a derailment, so you liberals, don't get any wedgies.
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Now, tell me what "shall not be infringed" means, per the Constitution. Don't tell me what another person said.

This is not a derailment, so you liberals, don't get any[censored].
citizens have rights to bear arms to protect themselves and as with ALL other amendments that right may be regulated or amended by a majority of citizens via their chosen representatives through a joint resolution passed by a two-thirds vote, or by a convention called by Congress in response to applications from two-thirds of the state legislatures.
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citizens have rights to bear arms to protect themselves and as with ALL other amendments that right may be regulated or amended by a majority of citizens via their chosen representatives through a joint resolution passed by a two-thirds vote, or by a convention called by Congress in response to applications from two-thirds of the state legislatures.
I asked you what the Constitution says about "shall not be infringed". The second amendment is not a Constitutional amendment, but is included as an unalienable right, not granted or voted on by the government.

I suspect you have no answer.
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