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Comment by Dennis Treybil
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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.

The proscription against certain types of legislation by the federal congress appears unqualified.

The "no titles of nobility" language elsewhere can be seen as prohibiting elevating the security interests of public officials above the 1st amendment's proscription against these types of legislation.

The legislation seems to abridge the freedoms emphasised above.  The constitution says such legislation shall not be "made".

This should be a slam-dunk in court.  However, I doubt it will be.

DC Treybil

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