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

    18 32.73%
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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    It's quite pathetic that so many people in this country fail to see the line and respect the line and not cross it.
    It's not that people do not see the error in the ways of this church, or are not sickened by it. However, some have chosen to accept the consequences of freedom and push to preserve the lot. Even for those who say things they disagree with.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Protesting at funerals is propbably covered as "free speech" yet it is reprehensible and disgusting and morally corrupt and only engaged by the lowest forms of life such as bacteria and Communists, real Comminists.
    I do not recall the Viet Cong asking me if I was a natural born or Naturalized American before they shot at me, they just shot at all of us f107HyperSabr

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    joke
    n.
    1. Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line.
    2. A mischievous trick; a prank.
    3. An amusing or ludicrous incident or situation.
    Sorry.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    While freedom does come with many consequences and responsibilities, it does not entail curtailing the freedom of others because we don't happen to like what is said. Protest, assembly, and association must be upheld; there are necessities for these things. The rights of the funeral goers were not infringed upon by a protest across the street. And while it may be disrespectful, there's no law saying you have to be respectful. It's time that people man up and get some thick skin. People will always stay stupid, ignorant things since there will always be people in a society who are stupid and ignorant. That's that. If we believe in freedom and liberty, then we must accept that the stupid and ignorant will run their mouths from time to time and that's the end of it.
    Quoted for truth. Sometimes, it's hard having rights. It beats the alternative. You do not have a right to be protected from being offended.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    This is what I don't get. You have these psychopaths that go into where they work, schools, and various public places and shoot everyone they see before taking themselves out..... why do none of these psychopaths ever consider actually doing the world a favor and taking out the Phelps bunch? The fact that bunch of hate-mongering lunatics has managed to make it this long unharmed amazes me.
    You're promoting the idea that people whose speech offends you should be killed...

    I don't even know how to respond to it.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Isn't this kind of crap infringing on the family's right to bury a loved one in peace?
    I wasn't aware that this was a constitutionally protected right...

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    It may be free speech, but it's a disgusting practice imo.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Threatening to kill someone is illegal right?
    Not directly, Although those words can be used as evidence by the investigating officers if said person is murdered and if the threat is percieved as legitimate then assualt charges can be filed, but the actual utterance is not illegal independent of context.
    Last edited by LaMidRighter; 04-14-10 at 12:29 AM.
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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Rachel Maddow was talking about very similar themes on The Daily Show just now.

    Very interesting.


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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Originally Posted by Cilogy
    Threatening to kill someone is illegal right?
    Depends on the state and person. Threatening to kill the President of the United States is punishable to up to five years in prison.
    If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.

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