posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 01:45 PM
I would say passing city ordinances would stop the problem. If one chooses to be in the city one is choosing to abide by the local rules, or be
subject to arrest. One has the choice to not be in the city if one cannot abide the ordinances. If I were the cities, all across america, I would
begin passing ordinances that would protect funeral homes and the like from having their peace broken by protestors. Only allowing silent portests,
say, and each participant must purchase from the city a permit if the protest is at a funeral or wedding, or whatever the city sees fit, the price of
permit is then charged at say five hundred per.
This is reasonable. Also would be ordinances for new funeral homes and churches, that they be set back off onto the private property a certain good
distance, and any who enter the property must be a member in good standing of the church, or have a pass for the funeral you wish to attend.
It may seem much, but most people are reasonable people who just want dignity and respect. Why should they have to give that up so someone can spew
hate at them? In todays world, there is no end to venues from where Phelps can spew hate. No one is trying to take his right to do so away. But there
is also nothing wrong with the majority of city leaders agreeing to and passing ordinances with rules governing protests int heir town, specific to
funeral protests, is called the proper way to handle things. It violates no one rights at all.