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    Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Funera

    Ok, now this is one issue that "EVERYONE" should say Thank You Mr President....


    President Barack Obama signed the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 into law on Monday, providing a wide-ranging package of benefits to military personnel and enacting new restrictions on protests of service member funerals.

    "We have a moral sacred duty to our men and women in uniform," Obama said before signing the bill, according to a pool report. "The graves of our veterans are hallowed grounds."


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    Re: Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Fu

    Im not going to say thank you to someone that is limiting freedom of speech.
    Now i dislike these guys as much as the next guy but its clearly limiting freedom of speech and i disagree with this.
    We must protect freedom of speech for everyone, even the biggest idiots among us.


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    Re: Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Fu

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Im not going to say thank you to someone that is limiting freedom of speech.
    Now i dislike these guys as much as the next guy but its clearly limiting freedom of speech and i disagree with this.
    We must protect freedom of speech for everyone, even the biggest idiots among us.
    We disagree Freedom of speech like everything else is not limitless

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    Re: Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Fu

    The bill that this was attached to is supposed to help the families of soldiers who have illnesses as a result of the bad water they had been consuming while living at Camp Lejeune, IIRC.

    Guess no one will be asking why service members and their families had been unaware of the poisoned waters they had been ingesting here at home.

    Better to make it about protesting funerals, so that no one would notice the real tragedy going on behind the scenes.


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    Re: Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Fu

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    We disagree Freedom of speech like everything else is not limitless
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

    Uhhh where is the limit in this?
    This is clearly prohibiting the free exercise of speech and assembly.


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    Re: Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Fu

    I don't support WBC, but I don't support that segment of the bill, either. WBC isn't doing anything illegal or dangerous. They're being assholes. There's no constitutional limitation on being an asshole.
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    Re: Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Fu

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Ok, now this is one issue that "EVERYONE" should say Thank You Mr President....


    President Barack Obama signed the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 into law on Monday, providing a wide-ranging package of benefits to military personnel and enacting new restrictions on protests of service member funerals.

    "We have a moral sacred duty to our men and women in uniform," Obama said before signing the bill, according to a pool report. "The graves of our veterans are hallowed grounds."


    Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Funeral Protests
    I believe this is unconstitutional.This is basically spitting on the graves of the soldiers who died fighting for this country.This is also a dangerous slippery slop that should be avoided at all costs. If the president really wants to stop these assholes then limit the attorney fees and awards someone may collect.If you limit these fees then it will be unprofitable for these assholes to run their provoke and sue scam.
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    Re: Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Fu

    I'm an army brat and generally supportive of positive legislation favoring the military.

    I'm a bit skeptical of "feel good" legislation that appears at re-election time.

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    Re: Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Fu

    Obama signed it? Oh why should I be surprised at this.

    So military gets special treatment, again. ALL funerals should be off limits to asshollery, not just military ones.
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    Re: Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Fu

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I believe this is unconstitutional.This is basically spitting on the graves of the soldiers who died fighting for this country.This is also a dangerous slippery slop that should be avoided at all costs. If the president really wants to stop these assholes then limit the attorney fees and awards someone may collect.If you limit these fees then it will be unprofitable for these assholes to run their provoke and sue scam.
    NO, WBC has been doing the spitting. I don't see any freedom lost. These people can still vomit their vile puke. Just not at the funerals.

    From the OP:

    Under the new legislation, protests must be held at least 300 feet from military funerals and are prohibited two hours before or after a service. The law counters a 2011 Supreme Court ruling, which found that displays such as Westboro's were protected under the First Amendment.


    They still get to speak and be heard. They are just now less likley to get shot.

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