Fred gets to keep on keeping on...

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-28-2010
Fred gets to keep on keeping on...
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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 12:15am

is this any worse than the proposed mosque at ground zero????

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-10-2006
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 11:54pm

I can't imagine a court stripping people of their constitutional right simply because it's insensitive to other people.

And this headline is weird...since I just recently brought these guys up ..... Maybe I have ESP?

 


 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-14-2010
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 10:51pm

Freedom of speech was aimed at protecting political speech, so I feel if these yahoos want to protest at someone's funeral it should be only those who were public figures, not private citizens.


Short of that, I believe most cemetaries are on private property. Maybe these cemetaries should close to all those not in the funeral party and all others wanting to enter would have to be cleared through the main enterance first.


It's unfortunate that there's a certain segment of our population that has to insist on taking things that one step further.


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 6:10pm

Some families may have to have funerals -by invitation only- to keep it a secret. This is a very sad thought.

We had a young man from our county, KIA about a month ago. I've heard nothing about arrangment for him.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 5:28pm

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Disturbing the peace laws and other such ordinances are probably the best you can do.

 


 


I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2009
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 4:17pm
I agree in theory - but how do you keep him from disrupting funerals. It's one thing to say ignore him, and quite easy for us to do so, but for the families of fallen soldiers? I just can't imagine how painful that must be.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-10-2010
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 2:29pm
yes

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2007
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 1:23pm

I was

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2009
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 7:11am
Fred is an abomination and if God is going to punish for anything I can't see how it wouldn't be for allowing Fred to continue to dish out the filth and hatred he dishes out at military funerals. Horrible - this is one time when it is hard to stomach freedom of speech. :(
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2009
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 6:40am
Very well said, Opal. I despise Phelps and his ilk and what they do, but it is difficult to get around the free speech issue.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-10-2010
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 12:44am
Another first amendment thingie, I guess. Sometimes the first amendment seems to be a good thing; and sometimes it doesn't. Nevertheless, there is that protection of the freedom of speech, and religion, and assembly, so I guess we should not have expected a different response from the courts. This is why we have to find ways to respect our constitutional rights while simultaneously respecting the families of our fallen troops. My thought is that those motorcyclists who provide a buffer between the protesters and the grieving families are the best - compassionate and giving people. I am sure that they'd rather be doing other things than attending funerals (wouldn't anybody?). It is not the perfect solution to the problem, but considering that human decency and respect are not even a part of the Westboro clan's (I don't believe that they're actually true Baptists)creed, I don't know what more can be done that provides for both the defense of the first amendment and to respect our fallen troops.

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