I believe that the most valuable aspect of the First Amendment is the choice to have freedom of religion, giving every individual the opportunity to chose their religion without force from others. I think that this has become more important in the last 50 years with the advancement of science and global awareness. Many countries across the globe are forced into one religion and not conforming to that religion may end in death. Since the United States has freedom of religion, we have developed a multicultural country, empowering us to be a very unique, powerful, intelligent and most advanced country in the world.
Jeffrey Maloney is a criminology major at the University of New Mexico.