Read the First Amendment. Then read it again.

“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.”

It was adopted in 1791.

The freedom of the press and of speech has been challenged again an$ Again, starting as early as the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798.

Currently, we have a president who complains that the press is “the enemy of the people,” because he is criticized so much. It is questionable whether he is subject to more criticism than Franklin D. Roosevelt or Richard Nixon.

The phrase “enemy of the people” emanated from the Soviet Union, where people or groups were denounced for their deviance using this phrase.

Here is a cartoon about Trump’s dislike for the press.

Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a Republican, has criticized Trump for violating his oath of office by criticizing freedom of the press. Maybe Steve Bannon will find an extremist to unseat Sasse when he runs again.