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
In 1964 I began paying attention to the First Amendment.
At UC Berkeley Mario Savio became the leader of the student free speech movement after students were arrested for talking about the civil rights movement and handing out flyers regarding voter registration, and civil rights for Negros.
Berkeley's Fight For Free Speech Fired Up Student Protest Movement : NPR
Now more than a half century later the First Amendment is again making news on that campus.
An event with Milo Yiannopoulos amd Ann Coulter was cancelled by the student association that had planned to host them. Yannopuolps announced he would spesk anyway. Local and campus police had planned for the event. Police had announced thhat the speakers were welcome, but no weapons were allowed and no one could cover their face.
One person was arrested after sneaking in with a weapon and putting on a mask. Otherwise he was there, but turnout was low. (Maybe people didn't want to stand in line to go through airport like security.)
Loud protesters shouted that they should not be allowed to speak on campus.
Mario Savio spoke FOR the First Amendment. He wasnter discussions and debates about the Viet Nam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and other issues of the day.
He would not want those who disagreed with him banned. I think Mario was right.
Milo Yiannopoulos complains about Sproul crowd size, blames police - SFGate