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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-29-10 06:26 PM
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12. For sure, the Phelps gang are a gaggle of crazy sickos. Nor do I think
they have an unlimited right to get however close to a funeral as they choose: too close an interruption, of people's real grief with their attention-seeking stink, would be unprotected "fighting words," I should think

Other countries sometimes understandably draw the lines somewhat differently than we do, but it's long-established general tradition in the US to allow speech rather than prohibit it -- and frankly, I might suspect the grieving father could be just as offended by my views of the war as by the views of the Phelps gang, though my views don't seem to me to resemble in any way the views of the Phelps gang
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