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We need to do a better job teaching citizens about the First Amendment

Posted on AllSides October 25th, 2021
From The Left

For a country that purports to value our First Amendment right to freedom of speech, it has become clear that some of our elected officials don’t understand it.  

State legislatures across the country have passed bill after bill that violate the First Amendment’s free expression protections – protections that limit the government’s ability to infringe on individuals’ speech. 

Yet a recent survey by the Freedom Forum of more than 3,000 Americans found that 94% value the First Amendment as vital, and more than half say it should never be altered.  


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