Is Freedom of the Press for Everybody, or Just for Journalism Majors?

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Aliens in This World

Amendment I of the Constitution (aka the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights):

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.

First off, it’s pretty obvious that every right listed in the Bill of Rights is for everybody.

1. No national law establishing national government-supported religion.

2. No national law prohibiting free exercise of religion.

3. No national law abridging freedom of speech.

4. No national law abridging freedom of the press.

5. No national law abridging the right of the people to assemble peaceably.

6. No national law abridging the right of the people to petition the government for redress of grievances.

Nowhere in there does it say “freedom of exercise…

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