Kevin Gutzman, Tom Woods, Ron Paul, and others agree that the 1st amendment is not a statement of Citizen's rights. The 14th amendment was never intended to alter the 1st amendment. This is only an over-stepping on the part of the Supreme Court to state that is what the amendment is for.
The books to read on the topic are Government By Judiciary and The Fourteenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights, and Kevin Gutzman covers it reasonably well in Politically Incorrect Guide To The Constitution.
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