Isn't this the first time we have amended the Bill of Rights?

This is not about amending anything except the Constitution, and the amendment would return to the people a freedom the Supreme Court took away -- the freedom to protect our flag from acts of physical desecration. The Bill of Rights, we should remember, is not the sole compendium of our rights as citizens. In fact, the Bill of Rights is specifically aimed at the federal government and it spells out what it cannot do. Along with the Bill of Rights, the rest of the Constitution also enumerates rights, and among them is the people's right to amend the Constitution. And that right is no more and no less important than the other rights we have reserved for ourselves as Americans.