"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
What if someone like Hitler or Osama were actually caught and there was a funeral, would it be okay to protest?
It's distasteful, but protected as long as they are not interfering with the funeral.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
These people are exactly the reason why I would fully support re-legalizing dueling.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
No one has to protest AT someone's funeral in order to protest that person's actual actions or political reign - there is a time and place. Preferably the time to protest a vile dictator is WHEN they're in office. It does no good when they're dead.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
I recognize that's it seems to be protected as Free Speech, but I'm sure there are legalities about harrassment, intentional infliction of emotional pain, hate speech, etc. I am quite sure we could open the floodgates with lawsuits; I'm surprised this hasn't been done before.
For the record, I am quite familiar with this group. They are based in Topeka, which is about an hour drive from where I live now and 30 minutes from where I grew up. Throughout my life, I've seen the Phelps' protest at the mall, pre-schools, churches and even my own college graduation.
They also have the right to have their asses beat.