The first amendment does not grant a right--the first amendment prevents the government from infringing on said right(s). You seem to read it as if it is somehow affirmative--that without the amendment, the right would not exist. Aside from that....I'm not sure where to begin. Your comment about "mass," for instance... We've gone from permiting prayer to regulations requiring someone attend mass...because you clearly can't distinguish between those two things. I asked some questions at the end of my last post....they were not rhetorical.