Freedom of Speech and Religion

Overview

The First Amendment sets clear limits on government power with regard to speech and religion. While the First Amendment has remained unchanged since its ratification, with the rise of Progressivism, actions taken by all three branches of government have worked to undermine it. As a result, government today is able to exert an ever-growing control over the lives of American citizens.

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Paul A. Rahe is the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Professor in the Western Heritage at Hillsdale College. He received a B.A. from Yale University, a B.A. from the University of Oxford, and his Ph.D. from Yale University.