By GENE POLICINSKI
First Amendment Center
At various times, every American likely has wished for less of some things that the First Amendment protects.
Less hateful speech. One less noisy protest group. Or maybe even the swift departure of a media outlet or personality whose stance or voice is just grating on a personal level.
But for the most part, those wishes come and go – or the targets do, as media fortunes or political trends wax and wane.