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
Monty Python and the Holy Grail summed it up nicely:
DENNIS: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.
KING ARTHUR: Shut up!
DENNIS: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! HELP! HELP! I'm being repressed!
KING ARTHUR: Bloody peasant!