The 1st Amendment is home to two essential freedoms that seem to cause the most controversy; the first being freedom of speech and the second being the freedom of religion. Although these rights are essential to forge a free society, they are not completely absolute. For instance, while the constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion goes a long way, it does not protect acts believed to be immoral such as polygamy or murder in the name of "religion." Children also cannot be forced to salute the flag when it is prohibited by their religious beliefs. Similarly, freedom of speech does not protect acts of sedition, which affect the national security or pose a clear present danger to the safety of the republic (Dennis v. United States). In the case of Dennis it was found that "In each case [courts] must ask whether the gravity of the "evil," discounted by its improbability, justifies such invasion of free speech as necessary to avoid the danger." The Supreme Court has also found that the Alien Registration Act (or Smith Act) does not forbid promotion of an "abstract doctrine," but only an actual incitement to action designed to bring about rebellion in order to overthrow the government of the United States (Yates v. United States). The federal government may also regulate and enforce laws forbidding the use of ‘fighting words' which may lead to a breach of the peace (Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire) or the publication of obscene matter (Roth v. United States).
In (1947), the Court drew on Thomas Jefferson's correspondence to call for "a wall of separation between church and State", though the precise boundary of this separation remains in dispute. Speech rights were expanded significantly in a series of 20th- and 21st-century court decisions that protected various forms of political speech, anonymous speech, campaign financing, pornography, and school speech; these rulings also defined a series of . The Supreme Court overturned precedent to increase the burden of proof for and suits, most notably in (1964). Commercial speech is less protected by the First Amendment than political speech, and is therefore subject to greater regulation.
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Another well delivered lesson on our second amendment from the 1st lady of liberty. This may very well be our most important amendment as it may come into play with this extremely tyrannical Government presently in power today. Thanks Krisanne God Bless.