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Congress Shall Make No Law Abridging Free Speech. So What About the 9th Amendment?

Is Free Speech really "free" under the 1st Amendment - or is there Constitutional protection from Disparaging Remarks? The First Amendment of our Constitution states:

"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."

Yet there is a process in place to alter, abolish or repeal Amendments as seen in the 18th & 21st Amendments with the Prohibition of Alcohol, with the 21st effectively repealing the 18th.

And most accurately, these Amendments are contained in the Bill of Rights - itself an afterthought to the Constitution.

The Bill of Rights