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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 11:37 AM
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108. I wonder if there is no decency act?
If they came to protest the funeral of someone I loved, I can't see how I could ignore them. Are family members and loved ones not entitled to mourn in peace for a few hours?

Are the rights of protesters so important that they eclipse decency and privacy at a singular moment in a person's life?

Personally, this strikes me as a ludicrous policy. There are plenty of other times for protesting. Where's the humanity? If a person or group has a real issue to protest, they can do it without hate. Look at the Iraq Vets Against the War. They're a good example of freedom of speech rights. I'm tired of pretending we don't know what hate is or we can't define it, so it get's equal air time.

Hate is uncivilized and leads to bad things. Hate speech is not protected. This country is better than that. And no, I'm not advocating Fascism. There are gray areas that we are ready to delve into with delicacy and an eye on maintaining rights while encouraging a more accountable and civilized society. I'm tired of free speech being used as an excuse for dangerous and irresponsible rhetoric.

To misconstrue the intentions of free speech to mean you can say anything to anyone at anytime and it's free speech is ridiculous. It's just a symbol of how this country has been systematically taken down to pre-school level comprehension.
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