Published September 27, 2012
"FREEDOM OF SPEECH"
At the United Nations, President Barack Obama spoke about deadly riots sparked by an anti-Islam video. He said, "there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents." Many of the rioters have demanded that the U.S. government impose restrictions on speech that they find offensive. But the U.S. Constitution gives broad protection for free speech.
Gene Policinski: Senior Vice President and Executive director, First Amendment Center.
"FREEDOM OF RELIGION"
The First Amendment to the US Constitution not only protects freedom of speech, but also freedom of religion. What does freedom of religion mean in American law and society?
Nina Shea: Director, Center for Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute.