Judge Overturns Nebraska Ban On Flag Mutilation, Siding With Westboro Church's Right

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    Judge Overturns Nebraska Ban On Flag Mutilation, Siding With Westboro Church's Right To Protest Military Funerals

     
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    Not that I agree with it, but I don't think Nebraska can make a law banning flag mutilation.
     
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    Once again the first amendment guaranteeing someones right to be an asshole, and I have nothing wrong with that

    I find the Westboro baptist church to be a fascinating organization. With all the animosity between the left and right, the westboro people have been able to bridge the gap, and have found something both sides can agree on. That the westboro people are assholes.
     
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    Yup.

    Funny how assholes have that effect.
     
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    They are crazy christians who are cherry picking the bible to act out in their current society.


    The flag is but a symbol.

    They trample nothing but a symbol.

    In doing so they display their utter fools outlook on the world.
     
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    Maddie, Maddie, Maddie. Flag desecration is just another exercise in total disrespect for one's country and rebellion against it. It was a very highly visible exercise back in the '60s-'70s. There shouldn't have to be a Constitutional argument about it at all, but if it has to be a question of Constitutionality I would suggest it be defined as a felony. People should have enough good character, respect, concern and gratitude for their country, the people over the decades who came here and helped make it great, and those who have stood up and protected it and the freedoms we have because of them.

    Unfortunately, today, no one is very much concerned with respect for anything or anyone, gratitude for anything, self-respect, responsibility, actions and consequences, or anything else. There's an excuse or newly-discovered "syndrome" for everything. And the more we tilt in that direction, the more banal we become and the more we applaud ourselves for achieving yet another low ... yet, we're never happy, are we? It's never enough, we keep looking for the ever-illusive thing that's going to give us the next high on our road to self-destruction.
     
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    if it was speech you approved of, it wouldn't need constitutional protection.

    but don't let the constitution come between you and stupid.
     
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    Burning the flag as a protest should NEVER be banned.

    This country is about FREEDOM of people.

    You do not make a law against people for the sake of a symbol or you place the symbol in a higher place than a human beings freedom.

    Learn to love REAL freedom.
     

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