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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    True. But after seeing his actions and hearing his poison, the how he did has made me reconsider some of this. Perhaps we should have a few more limits. Not what he said, as vile as it is, but the venue in which in can be said. I find no rational that says allow this near a funeral when the dead person is the target and the family he ones abused.
    In a free society you will always have situations where we don't like what people say. But to limit free speech is far worse to society than the nut jobs and their message. If we give the government the power to limit free speech, then we will not be a nation of liberty.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Hallelujia!

    There is a special place in hell reserved for this man. The world is a better place today.

    Fred Phelps Dead: Westboro Baptist Church Founder Dies At 84



    I won't shed any tears for Mr Phelps but I'm sure that his family will miss him.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I won't shed any tears for Mr Phelps but I'm sure that his family will miss him.
    at least the ones who did effect his excomunication
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Again, so what? Individual humans are meaningless in the scheme of things and even at larger scales, we don't mean a damn thing to the universe. We're only important to ourselves. If the whole species went away tomorrow, whatever other intelligent life there may be in the universe not only wouldn't know we'd vanished, they wouldn't care. We might be an archaeological curiosity, nothing more.
    I think it's important to remember.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    In a free society you will always have situations where we don't like what people say. But to limit free speech is far worse to society than the nut jobs and their message. If we give the government the power to limit free speech, then we will not be a nation of liberty.
    I'm not sure I agree with that. You're free to speak. That I'd defend. You're not free to torture grieving loved ones at a funeral. Screaming those things are those burying their loved one is torture, is cruel and is not something I would call free speech.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Did he not himself run on the Democrat ticket multiple times, Did he not support Al Gore and Bill Clinton at one time? Nothing in his biography points to him ever supporting a Republican. He simply parted ways From Clinton and Gore when it came to gay rights. He hated George Bush. So deal with it.
    seriously this could be the most childish line of thinking I have read on here.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    seriously this could be the most childish line of thinking I have read on here.
    - "That big round thing up in the night sky, that's not a star that's the moon."

    -"Seriously this could be the most childish line of thinking I have read on here."

    Wicked. rebuttal dude. Saying that something is childish apparently makes it so. No need to make a case, just state the conclusion.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Look at the blatant liberal media bias in this report on his death. There is no mention of his being a longtime Democratic politician and there is no mention of his being a crusading champion of civil rights who took on big government and big employers who were discriminating against blacks and finally there in no mention of his being honored for his civil rights work by the NAACP.

    Nothing must get in the way of the leftist narrative. That's modern journalism. "Gay all the time.
    Everything has to be about gays. Gays trump blacks in the liberal universe.
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    That's your opinion, which you are entitled to and I completely disagree with .

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    By using the name Cheney who happens to be part of the right wing, I don't know how else you could take that to mean anything but political.




    Cheney is not just evil politically, he's evil all of the way around, he is a thoroughly evil critter.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    It's obvious why people disliked him, but if his actions were illegal he would have been in jail.

    Phelps achieved his goal, he and 8 or 10 people were able to get millions of people to react to him. People gave Phelps his power by not ignoring him.
    He was very careful to stay juuuuuust inside the law.

    They were/are repugnant, but they aren't dumb.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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