The First Amendment of the United States Constitution reads:
“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.”
On March 2, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations and unions have the same free speech rights under the first amendment as individuals.
Why is it necessary to prove they also have the protections of the rest of the first amendment? Has anyone ever been granted half of the protections of an amendment, and then redefined as an entity and denied the rest of the rights under said amendment?
The Hobby Lobby case before the Supremes is a farce, and never should have reached this level. Religious freedom comes before free speech in the first amendment for a reason.