Our First Amendment grants us four unalienable rights as Americans — the freedom of press, the freedom to public assembly, the freedom of religion and, of course, the freedom of speech. Our freedoms allow us a certain level of comfort and ease when communicating our thoughts and beliefs. There are certainly some limitations on free speech. The United States has laws against slander and libel, wherein the speaking party may be arrested or punished if the statement is made with malicious intent, deliberately false information or the intent to defame the person. One needs only to look at Supreme Court cases like New York Times Co. v. Sullivan to see how free speech can be scathing without defaming or malicious. Gitlow v. New York is another case that shows how free speech can be limited if it is dangerous to the state, or seditious in matter.