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Trey Byam 11/14/2021 1. Freedom of speech, included in the first amendment of the bill of rights. Considered to be one of the most important values our country was founded upon. Each citizen is guaranteed this right and as well as the protection from those who threaten to limit speech . However , freedom of speech is like a car, if you do not take care of it, it will eventually die and become useless. This why court cases are even more important because they act as maintenance to help keep the first amendment, more specifically freedom of speech, strong. 2. The first amendment was one of the key amendments of the Bill of Rights. Ratified on December 15, 1791, the first amendment guaranteed the right to free speech, religion, assembly, press, and the right to petition. The right to free speech allows individuals to openly express their opinion on any topic and in a non-violent manor. This allows citizens to criticize the government without the fear of prosecution. “If

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