The protesters could have chosen another time or place to voice their grievences. They simply choose to air their complaints at a place and time that provided the most shock value. Again, they have every right to do so under the law. I just think they're wrong for doing it this way.
No need to be so coy about it, dear. I'm just saying I wouldn't pick such a venue to voice my grievences. The protesters who have chosen to do so have every right to. I just think they could have gotten their point across another way.
Of course they could have staged their protest elsewhere, but no one would have paid attention. They do it like this because it's like a ****ing car accident. You can't help but look and be horrified. THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT.
THEY ARE ASSHOLES. That doesn't mean that they don't have a right to free speech.
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"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
I haven't actually done any research into the specific situation so I can't say for certain how well it would be presented in court.
My guess is that any psychiatrist/psychologist/counselor will concur that such actions would almost definitely inflict some degree of emotional damage upon the bereaved (who are already in a weakened emotional state as it is). I would guess it will be almost impossible to find one that would say that it wouldn't inflict an emotional wound of some sort upon them.
The statements by the guy suing the church as well as other bereaved family members who've been targeted by Phelps' despicable behavior also concurs with that.
But without actually doing the targeted research, I can only speak from the perspective of a grad student in psychological counseling, and that I know such a wound would almost universally be inflicted. I am also assuming that it would be very easy to gather the data necessary to confirm these assumptions of mine.
But for the sake of honesty, I must admit that I haven't actually done targeted research on the matter, just generalized research about the emotional states associated with grief. That research leads me to these conclusions.
P.S. Earlier when I said "One could easily find tons of psychological evidence to show" I should have said "It should be easy". My mistake and appologies.
Last edited by Tucker Case; 04-14-10 at 01:57 PM.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.