First Amendment Issues: Speech & Religion


Introduction:


In summary, almost the entire Bill of Rights has come under attack, under the broad meta-premise that the Government can simply ignore these rights when it wants to. The cynical statement of the Bill of Rights legacy is that this abuse requires dressing up a little, using some groundwork and catch phrases. However, once these structures are in place, and the social psychology managed, then these Rights can be effectively ignored.


Under the First Amendment, there are two quite different problems: Speech and Religion