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Old 03-02-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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This was an easy one. The one ding dong justice that voted against needs a basic constitution class.

These protesters, however dispicable and unholy in my opinion, are well within their rights to protest anything thing they want on public property following local laws regarding the staging of public protests.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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I think it would work. They could still be outside the area since it's public property, but only low decible noise will be permitted so as not to infringe on the rights of the families who have lost loved ones. Free speech is saved and these as$jacks are not silenced, but muffled.
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I'm liking this idea. A Quiet Zone.
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You made another excellent point because here in CA you have no right to have your windows down and blast the radio.
If a cop can hear your car playing a radio from over 60 feet away they can legally fine you.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Somewhere gray and damp, close to the West Coast
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Well, they are part of the nation, right?

Why don't they go flog themselves as punishment. You know..set an example...put their 'dimes' where their mouths are.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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I'm surprised that some "right wing nut" hasn't mowed down these POS protesters yet with a truck when they are protesting at a funeral.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Somewhere gray and damp, close to the West Coast
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Isn't there something in the First Amendment that goes like "the right of the people peaceably to assemble"? From what I've seen, WBC and "peaceably" are not even halfway on the same page.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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Freedom of speech has to be extended to the unpopular point of view, or it isn't freedom at all. The Soops got it right on this one.
If they start screaming their point of view on an airplane, in an elevator, or in a movie theater they would be arrested.
I think you carve the same exception as well for grave sites and services.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Supreme Court rules for anti-gay church over military funeral protests - CNN.com

The SCOTUS has ruled in favor 8 to 1 to support freedom of all speech, even the despicable kind that comes from Westboro Baptist. I actually agree with the Supreme Court but not the church if you follow my logic. Do you agree with the Court's decision?
I do. I believe that the 'church' has a right to express themselves, just as we who think that they are crazy have the right to say so in response
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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If they start screaming their point of view on an airplane, in an elevator, or in a movie theater they would be arrested.
I think you carve the same exception as well for grave sites and services.
Screaming in those locations yes, just wearing a shirt or speaking, I'm not certain they'd be arrested. Also, I believe they are immediately outside a grave site which means they are on public property. Care to make an exception for that? See why this is such a slippery slope? Do we really outlaw some speech on some public property just because we find it offensive?? Seems to me they win if we sacrifice our freedom to silence them.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Or tell the media to set up at least a mile away and see if that drawls the crazies far enough away from the church or cemetery.
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I'm liking this idea. A Quiet Zone.
Slippery slope. If we must regulate, I would rather push for accountability. This will be true as much for someone screaming fire, as someone blatantly lying or just being a nuisance. One should be free to say anything, but be held accountable for the consequences from challenges from those affected. No?
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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Slippery slope. If we must regulate, I would rather push for accountability. This will be true as much for someone screaming fire, as someone blatantly lying or just being a nuisance. One should be free to say anything, but be held accountable for the consequences from challenges from those affected. No?
Maybe in the case of yelling fire and such I agree, but if I wanted to protest something peaceably and it offended people and created a counter protest that in turned morphed into a riot, I shouldn't be held responsible.
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