Isn’t it interesting that the founders were the ones that made the first amendment. That is, the same people who wrote the constitution thought it needed to be updated less than two decades later. It’s almost like they thought it needed to be updated regularly to stay relevant.
To turn off the sarcasm, I’ve been thinking about the founders. They decided to enshrine the right to free speech for everyone in the constitution, but they didn’t decide to enshrine the right to vote there.
Now if a bunch of rich men get together and decide one thing if for everyone, and another is for just them, which of those two things should we guess they think of as more important?
I don’t think the founders ensured free speech in the first amendment because it was the most important or most powerful right. If they had really thought it was a source of great power they would have kept it for themselves.