Microphones have nothing to do with the 1a. When the constitution was written, microphones did not exist. If our founders were aware of the technology advancements that would be made to further the freedom of speach, they probably wouldn't have put it in th constitution. You see, when they said freedom of speach, they were thinking of a quil pen, they didn't know that the computer would be invented and allow people to exersize their first amendment right at the cyclic rate of 80 WPM, they weren't aware that the Internet or tv would be created and essencialy force people to be surrounded by freedom of speach. Microphones, tv, video, and photo devices allow the first amendment to be stretched beyond what the founding fathers could have imagined. The first amendment is out-dated and was written when people would meet at high noon, take ten paces away from eachother, then turn and yell as fast as they could. with high power amplified audio devices, people can yell assault-style words from sniper-like distances, some words have proven to be used against cops, or are frequently used by gang members, these high-power assault words should be banned to protect our future generations.