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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 04:01 PM
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How would you feel about taxpayer funding for the Patriot Guard Riders?
I'm just throwing this idea out there as a kind of Think Piece, but why not?

If the Westboro Baptist Cult can legally promote their hate in front of funerals, what is to forbid the government from financially assisting groups that wish to block and obstruct Westboro's message of hate? It could help provide the Patriot Guard Riders with more tools to take on Westboro.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 04:02 PM
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1. NO.
Next we would be funding the Minutemen, the Oath Keepers, or the Hells Angels.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 04:11 PM
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2. The Patriotic Guard Riders could form a PAC
It seems everyone else has one or two
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Wind Dancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 04:11 PM
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3. No way!
I'd rather feed the hungry or shelter the homeless with my tax dollars.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 04:14 PM
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4. Same as I feel about taxpayer funding Exxon/Mobil. n/t
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Jumping John Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 04:19 PM
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5. No - More Tools? Government funding leads to corruption and waste!!
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 04:22 PM
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6. oh gosh, no thanks, terrible idea.
p.s. government suppression of free speech is exactly what the constitution prohibits.
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 04:57 PM
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7. Why fund a strictly volunteer effort?
Leave them alone. They do what they do out of love and respect.Money government or otherwise would spoil it.
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