Equality, Liberty, Speech

If all men are created equal.
If as Descartes says their thoughts come from God.
If men have different thoughts.
Who should then judge which thoughts are more or less virtuous or appropriate?
Who amongst equals should have the power to limit free expression of thought?
What purpose does freedom of the press serve if dissent is stifled?
Is it apparent that the first amendment championed freedom of thought, vibrant discussion and radical dissent?