Elites have really failed to educate Americans about the importance of the 1st Amendment when this happens, as reported in Reason:
In a survey released today by the Newseum Institute, 34 percent of Americans say the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees, up from 13 percent in last year’s survey. This is the largest single-year increase in the history of the State of the First Amendment national survey.
Depressing. Of course, there is an even more depressing possibility: These Americans have been well-informed about the benefits and grounding of the 1st Amendment and have still come to this conclusion.
Are we at the point at which this is appropriate?