View Poll Results: Is protesting at funerals 'Free Speech'?

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  • No, this was never the intent of the founding fathers!

    2 3.64%
  • It's harassment and should be illegal

    24 43.64%
  • It's open to interpretation

    4 7.27%
  • It's most certainly a form of protected free speech

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Is this the 3rd time you've agreed with me today?
    Yes, and it ****ing pisses me off. :P

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    In the OP, they didn't. But even if they did, as long as they were following local laws and ordinances, there is no guarantee that people aren't going to disrupt your life. Burying people without being offended isn't a protected right.
    You call this disrupting your life. Have you ever lost someone you loved?
    George Monboit "Neoliberalism is inherently incompatible with democracy, as people will always rebel against the austerity and fiscal tyranny it prescribes. Something has to give, and it must be the people. This is the true road to serfdom: disinventing democracy on behalf of the elite."

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You didn't read the post I quoted and responded to? It wasn't all that extensive of a back and forth. Unless you consider two total posts as "extensive".

    And in reality, you only had to read the words found in one post since it was quoted in that post. That was the extent of the back and forth on the fighting words discussion.



    Read up on Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire and the "fighting words" doctrine. I was actually quoting the decision. Without that knowledge, you aren't equipped with the necessary tools to tell me what is or is not relevant.
    I was lazy. There were some posts that all looked like that topic when I super freaky style skimmed it, sue me.

    Under NH.'s Offensive Conduct law (chap. 378, para. 2 of the NH. Public Laws) it is illegal for anyone to address another person with "any offensive, derisive or annoying word to anyone who is lawfully in any street or public place...or to call him by an offensive or derisive name."

    What person is the religious protestor addressing? Dead soldiers? Like I said, not relevant. Not even the point.

    Read Brandenburg v. Ohio to see how and why I made my decision. I think that you will find post Chaplinsky decisions interesting and understand that perhaps I have some tools that increase my knowledge to a level that you don't fully appreciate and that display that I am fully equipped.
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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    I think it would bother anyone and I have seen them say far worse.

    When you are at the funeral of someone you love you are not in your normal state. Probably the thing that is most important to you is to feel your warmth for them and that is shattered by these people from hell. Even the most together people would be hurt.
    I doubt I would. Even in a state of loss, I would think that people saying that I or my dead loved one going to hell was hillbilly stupid at best.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flea View Post
    I doubt I would. Even in a state of loss, I would think that people saying that I or my dead loved one going to hell was hillbilly stupid at best.
    I cannot believe you. Do you feel?
    George Monboit "Neoliberalism is inherently incompatible with democracy, as people will always rebel against the austerity and fiscal tyranny it prescribes. Something has to give, and it must be the people. This is the true road to serfdom: disinventing democracy on behalf of the elite."

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    I cannot believe you. Do you feel?
    ummmm, is this a trick question?

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    You call this disrupting your life. Have you ever lost someone you loved?
    I refuse to engage you on the basis of a logical fallacy. Counter with actual arguments or forget it.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flea View Post
    ummmm, is this a trick question?
    Do you feel like a biscuit?

    Do you feel like velvet?

    It's an easy, unambiguous question.



    It's also completely irrelevant to the discussion at hand.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flea View Post
    I doubt I would. Even in a state of loss, I would think that people saying that I or my dead loved one going to hell was hillbilly stupid at best.
    True dat. But I resent the term hillbilly stupid. Most of my relatives are intelligent enough to let such comments slide off them like water off a duck.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I refuse to engage you on the basis of a logical fallacy. Counter with actual arguments or forget it.

    Is it heck a logical fallacy. You are avoiding looking at the situation because that is what the situation is.

    and I am referring to all the goings on of these people I have seen at funerals.
    George Monboit "Neoliberalism is inherently incompatible with democracy, as people will always rebel against the austerity and fiscal tyranny it prescribes. Something has to give, and it must be the people. This is the true road to serfdom: disinventing democracy on behalf of the elite."

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