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