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Old 03-02-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: NC
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Is freedom of speech guaranteed in public schools? Can school bullies inflict emotional pain with the approval of the Supreme Court? More and more school districts are adopting anti-bullying laws.

Children seem to be protected from bullies in school but that's where it seemingly ends.

Little Jason and Ashley may be attending their father or mother's military funeral. It's perfectly OK for them to hear the Phelps' bullies at the funeral, but not for them to hear the school bullies at school.
The answer is not really, at least not if its 'disruptive' or against the mission of the school. The court has repeatedly curtailed speech in and around public schools.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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I'm betting $1,000 virtual dollars that not one critic of the decision has read it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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The court has repeatedly curtailed speech in and around public schools.


From a legal standpoint, why should public schools be viewed in a different light than funeral homes?
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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While I can understand the ruling, I can also say if their church were the victim of the many bombings, I would loose no sleep over it.

These people are the vilest slim we have.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:07 PM
 
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These people are the vilest slim we have.
They are contemptable, agreed. But we have much worse than them in our society, unfortunately.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:42 AM
 
Location: England
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The first amendment was meant to persuade, not incite.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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From a legal standpoint, why should public schools be viewed in a different light than funeral homes?
Because of the presence of impressionable children.

Public schools have been subject to a tighter free speech standard for decades.

You need a new argument.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:28 AM
 
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The first amendment was meant to persuade, not incite.
It's meant for both, and a lot of other things in between too.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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I have the right to peacefully beat them with a 2 X 4 if they interrupted one of my family member's or friend's family member's funeral.

No, I don't.

But I would.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZGKx2pTBQc
And you would get arrested.

But it sure would be worth it, no? I bet the cops would fix up a special cell for you with cable TV and a fridge full of beer.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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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?
Well, if the Supreme Court had the power to stop free speech for everything I hear come out of people's mouths that is totally stupid ....it would be a very quiet country.

More than ANYTHING, I hate someone being allowed to attack our men and women in the military, much less if they lost their life, but if we pick and chose the freedoms we wish to embrace, then they lost their life in vain.
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