congress-puts kibosh on westboros-military-funeral-protests

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    Congress Puts Kibosh On Westboro's Military Funeral Protests| News | Towleroad)


    Hateful Westboro Baptist Church's protests at military funerals may soon be a thing of the past. The Senate today passed an "Honoring America's Veterans" bill that includes an amendment barring protests two hours before and two hours after military funerals.

    The Huffington Post offers more details:

    According to "The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012," which is now headed to President Barack Obama's desk, demonstrators will no longer be allowed to picket military funerals two hours before or after a service. The bill also requires protestors to be at least 300 feet away from grieving family members

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    View attachment $untitled.bmp What a piece of shit....
     
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    This is very good. I still cannot wrap my head around the concept of those people. What an absolutely hateful group of people!
     
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    i sure the hell hope the ussc overturns anything like this.....

    they are protesting on public property....there should be no restrictions
     
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    These Westboro people are absolute shit.

    Especially their leader Democrat John Phelps who won 31% of the vote for US Senate.

    But I digress.

    As disgusting and distasteful as they are, do we really want Congress making laws that abridge freedom of speech?
     
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    Read more here: Bill increases restrictions on protests at soldiers’ funerals | Wichita Eagle

    I don't think that what they are doing qualifies for freedom of speech. They can say what they want, just not in the airspace they've grown accustomed to.
     
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    Sometimes freedom of speech means defending the indefensible. Hard though it may be. Overturn it. Allow them their hatred. It's what this country was founded on.

    I may find what they say absolutely disgusting, but I will defend their right to say it.
     
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    I'm assured they just want freedom of speech.
     
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    Are you sure that's what you mean? :D
     
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    In the context that I wrote it, yes. But one does need to understand what 'context' means... clearly you lack that skill. Twit.
     
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    Lest all let the tail wag he dog, America.
     

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