Massachusetts town going to vote on our rights.

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    Lots of stuff gets passed in the name of public decency.
     
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    Laws against fornicating in public.. yeah.. I can see that..

    Laws because I am walking down the street and drop 3 f-bombs and a sonofabitch?? Nah, that is pretty clearly in violation of free speech if you ask me
     
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    Wait, I thought "conservatives" were in favour of the public voting and passing any law.

    Funny how that changes when it's something you don't like.
     
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    What a fucking stupid title, "Massachusetts town going to vote on our rights." On every ballot issue, someone believes their rights are being voted on. And, at most, this town is voting on their rights, not our rights.

    I'm all for banning the f-word in public. Cursing in public shouldn't be protected speech. If the law is well-worded, it would stand up in court.
     
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    it's only ok to vote on people's "rights" when its women's rights to control their own body or homosexual right to marry, huh?

    they sound like religious right types to me. *shrug*
     
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    I don't agree with this law at all, but there's no reason to be dishonest about it. Merely uttering curse words wouldn't make one subject to the fine, you'd have to actually 'accost' someone verbally using vulgar language.
     
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    There is no clear line between being decent and being a blue nose busybody is there?
     
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    Try being for the constitution, you ignorant fuck

    You know.. that thing that upholds rights, prevents tyranny of the masses, and protects against an overpowering government by strictly limiting the specific powers it is granted..

    Vote on or pass legislation on all the laws you won't that do not violate the rights given in the constitution.. Hell, if Mass wants to pass a law about dogs being required to wear muzzles when walked, or wants to pass a law fining people who wipe boogers on the seats of public buses, so be it.. but this is a direct violation of free speech and is a horrible precedent to set
     
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