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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 10:24 PM
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29. This "free speech" gone wild...
I want to understand...but I can't and won't.

There should be limits...YES, I know, slippery slope.

But the free speech thing has gone over the cliff while
other aspects of America are just wrong.

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  -US Supreme Court allows anti-gay funeral protests Chevy  Mar-02-11 09:38 PM   #0 
  - Harassing a dead GI's family at the funeral w. homophobic bullshit...  Smarmie Doofus   Mar-02-11 09:44 PM   #1 
  - And Alito  Chevy   Mar-02-11 09:52 PM   #3 
  - Been posted and discussed.  elleng   Mar-02-11 09:51 PM   #2 
  - Why is this family scam business considered a church?  AlbertCat   Mar-02-11 09:56 PM   #4 
  - That's what I'd like to know  VermeerLives   Mar-03-11 09:46 AM   #59 
     - We need to come up with ideas on how to counter-protest  VermeerLives   Mar-03-11 09:53 AM   #60 
  - High Court Rules for Military Funeral Protesters  SharonRB   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #5 
  - Good. I want to read Alito's opinion and see wtf he had to say.  NYC Liberal   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #6 
  - Exactly. n/t  PoliticAverse   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #7 
  - Indeed, it is rather telling that it was 8-1  uppityperson   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #8 
  - Here's the decision. I agree with it. Alito's dissent is lame  speltwon   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #36 
  - What is there for Alito to dissent?  Renew Deal   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #9 
  - Disruption obviously.  former9thward   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #25 
     - See my post, # 9, for Alito dissent.  elleng   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #27 
     - Considering the complainant didn't even know the Phelps clan was there  speltwon   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #37 
  - Time to form a church called "God Hates Westboro" and begin  plumbob   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #10 
  - How about a Church called "God Loves Gays" ?  demwing   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #11 
  - You're right, of course, but I really find myself angry that these  plumbob   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #48 
     - right there with you, and then some. They make me consider non-peaceful protests  demwing   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #53 
  - God spoke to me in my sleep last night. Fred Phelps is going to  24601   Mar-03-11 04:00 AM   #56 
  - Measured. Breyer concurred separately. Summary:  elleng   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #12 
  - But if the signs said "Bush is a war criminal" outside the RNC  Newsjock   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #13 
  - It's a victory for the 1st amendment  speltwon   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #38 
  - BS - plenty have held signs saying Bush is a war criminal  hugo_from_TN   Mar-02-11 10:52 PM   #54 
  - Alito:  elleng   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #14 
  - Entire decision, pdf:  elleng   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #15 
  - High court rules for military funeral protesters  iandhr   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #16 
  - Like the Skokie nazi protesters so long ago....  whistler162   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #17 
  - Biggest IRL trolls, ever  AngryAmish   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #18 
  - The more visible WBC is  MNBrewer   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #19 
  - this wasn't about the funeral protests, it was about them slandering the soldier's family  cbdo2007   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #20 
  - Was NOT.  elleng   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #23 
     - Then it was all a waste of time.  cbdo2007   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #24 
        - Read the decision.  elleng   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #26 
        - No, it WAS NOT  speltwon   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #39 
  - Good ruling and this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Alito is the WORST...  Poll_Blind   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #21 
  - Okay. Then Supreme Court Funerals Are ALSO Fair Game  Demeter   Mar-02-11 10:23 PM   #22 
  - I despise WBC. I think it constitutional to keep counter-demonstrations at a distance  struggle4progress   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #28 
  - This "free speech" gone wild...  SoapBox   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #29 
  - Our first amendment has always been over the cliff when compared to most other nations  speltwon   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #40 
  - Some folks may not like the source,  ManiacJoe   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #30 
  - If church members get their asses killed by a drive-by...  The Nexus   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #31 
  - Supreme Court rules for anti-gay church over military funeral protests  alp227   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #32 
  - The plaintiffs have the option of a civil tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress  no_hypocrisy   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #33 
  - lol. This case already threw out a tort for intentional infliction of emotional distress  speltwon   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #42 
     - No I didn't (obviously). I thought it was based a case in equity, like  no_hypocrisy   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #43 
        - Ok. It was based on the complainant suing because of emotional distress  speltwon   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #44 
           - If memory serves, emotional distress has elements of it has to be  no_hypocrisy   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #45 
              - That sounds right  speltwon   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #46 
  - Loathesome and (truly) god-awful as the phelpseseses are, this is first amendment stuff all the way.  Rabrrrrrr   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #34 
  - They voted in favor of freedom, not Fred Phelps  speltwon   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #41 
  - Glad for the decision, but  mr_liberal   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #35 
  - Westboro Baptist Church to 'Quadruple' Funeral Protests After Ruling  somone   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #47 
  - They better start reproducing then  WatsonT   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #50 
  - They didn't rule for the Westboro nutjobs  WatsonT   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #49 
  - +1  The Northerner   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #51 
  - It makes me wonder what happens when the SCOTUS  customerserviceguy   Mar-02-11 10:24 PM   #52 
     - There is no such thing as verbal violence.  hugo_from_TN   Mar-02-11 10:56 PM   #55 
     - Verbal violence?  WatsonT   Mar-03-11 08:38 AM   #57 
  - I think they got this one right. nt.  Hosnon   Mar-03-11 09:12 AM   #58 

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