Today in Legal History: The First Amendment doesn't protect you! (December 15, 1791)
Updated: Oct 30, 2020
Today, December 15, 1791, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect.
There is a common misconception around the First Amendment: The First Amendment to the US Constitution (the “free speech” amendment) is a prohibition on the GOVERNMENT, not people or businesses!
The government cannot suppress free speech; but people can boycott products, businesses can restrict employees, and networks can cancel broadcasters, all because of speech — the Constitution has nothing to say about that!