This AP Story says Support for the First Amendment has eroded significantly
since Sept. 11 and nearly half of Americans now think the constitutional amendment on
free speech goes too far in the rights it guarantees, says a poll released Thursday.
The sentiment that the First Amendment goes too far was already on the rise before the
terrorist attacks a year ago, doubling to four in 10 between 2000 and 2001.
The poll found that 49 percent think the First Amendment goes too far, a total about 10
points higher than in 2001.