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RatRacer Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-24-06 08:56 AM
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ACLU files suit on behalf of Fred Phelps group
Is there such thing as being too open-minded and accomodating?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-24-06 08:57 AM
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1. No. nt
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-24-06 08:58 AM
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2. The irony of Fred Phelps and his association having to ask
the ACLU (an organization I'm sure they normally revile) for help is not lost on me.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-24-06 08:58 AM
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3. Good. I hate Phelps and everything he stands for, but I will not limit
his right to speak just because i despise him.

That's the tactic of the immature, whiny, shitbags, and is no different than the rightwingers wanting to limit speech.

Either speech and the right to assemble are free; or it's bullshit.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-24-06 08:59 AM
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4. While I wouln't mind at all to see Phelch die a horrid, excrutiating death
I have to say that the ACLU is doing the right thing. As we have seen quite clearly with the Current Regime, once you start limiting the rights of extremists, it becomes frighteningly easy to expand the definition of "extremist" until it covers everyone who doesn't fully support the Ruling Party's dogma.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-24-06 09:00 AM
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5. NOT LBN
Article is two days old, also a duplicate

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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