Supreme Court to hear Wacko Baptist Church Lawsuit

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    This is gonna be a decision that affects us all. None of us has any more freedom of association and speech that does the WBC...and yet their conduct is just intolerable. I am surprised the SCOTUS took up the case, and most of me sides with Mr. Snyder.

    Might just be worth a little of my liberty to shut these hateful, vile people up.
     
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    It's not about shutting them up. It's about stopping them harrassing others. The right to free speech should not outweigh the right of others to go about their business in peace. As I've said before, I support the Snyder family in this case. It is not just about them. It is about harrassment, pure and simple.
     
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    I agree that this is not a matter of questioning Freedom of Speech but a matter of harassment. These people deliberately flaunt themselves from one end of the country to the other with the purpose of harassing and inflicting pain on people who are grieving. And I would file a harassment complaint in every jurisdiction where these people show up. They can exercise their freedom of speech rights from their home, their "church" steps, at the town square, out on the street or pretty much anywhere - they don't need to specifically target funerals or services for military personnel, gays, or lesbians.

    Ask yourselves how YOU would feel and/or what would YOU do if these people showed up at your dead child's funeral and started ranting and waving offensive damning signs/posters.

    A family's right to grieve in peace should outweigh a crass and disgusting side show from these people.
     
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    Only one of those rights is actual stated in the Constitution. I think we should protect that one.
     
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    yes. but one could make the same claim about the anti-choice extremists who harass women entering abortion clinics.... not that i'd mind those people having to leave women alone...

    as much as i find the WBC intolerable on a personal level and think anyone who does what they do deserves a major arse-kicking... i think i'd err on the side of freedom of speech. it's too easy to extrapolate out to everything else that vexes us.
     
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    You may be right about that, but most jurisdictions have laws against harassment and they should be charged with that crime at every turn in the road.
     
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    I absolutely would make the same case about the pro-lifers.... and I'm pro-life. I think what they do to women entering abortion clinics is disgraceful. I too would like them to leave those women alone. Their right to free speech does not include the right to harass anyone.
     
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    But you're okay with burning korans to harass muslims?

    :lol:
     
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    one of these things is not like the other
     

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