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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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Free Speech in Westboro Baptist case upheld by SCOTUS 8-1 Continue reading on Examiner.com: Free Speech in Westboro Baptist case upheld by SCOTUS 8-1 - National Political Buzz | Examiner.com www.examiner.com...


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Finding that "[t]he First Amendment shields Westboro [Baptist Church]", the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 8-1 against a father of a Marine who had been killed in Iraq, and for the controversial church and its founder, Fred Phelps.


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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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This is so wrong.

I hope SCOTUS can live with the idea that somebody at WBC is going to seriously hurt or killed sooner or later. I know I can!

I guess it's ok now to yell "FIRE" in a crowded theater, huh?

There should be term-limits on SCOTUS. Talk about out of touch.

This is so wrong.




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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:27 PM
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ALRIGHT!

Everyone in the military, when your hitch is up Do Not Re-enlist.

If this lousy ass country won't stand up for YOU, then why the hell should you stand up for IT?

Oh those pampered pieces of excrement in Washington..




EDIT: Mods this probably belongs in "US Govt. Madness" so feel free to move it please; I am so stirred up I'm almost cross-eyed and put it in the wrong place. Thanks.
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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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Originally posted by mydarkpassenger
This is so wrong.


No it's really not. I despise Westboro Baptist Church as much as anyone but they have a right to say what they say. The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States is very clear.

"Congress shall make no law [...] abridging the freedom of speech"

The government CANNOT make speech illegal. It is unconstitutional. It doesn't matter whether you or I agree with what Westboro Baptist Church says. They have a right to say it.

"I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." - Voltaire



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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The only justice to see through this is Justice Alito. I understand the 1st amendment thinking and the slippery slope but his finding that this is 'Fighting Words' not covered by the 1st make a lot of sense.
Being from North Eastern Kansas, I know the antics of these cretins probably better than most. They have been a thorn in the side of the states residents for 30 years and sooner or later someone will meet out some 'Prairie Justice' on their inbred lawyer family and those 60-70 followers of their insane patriarch! I can almost garrrrunnnnnteee that!!!


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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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People can argue the morality of this judgment all they want. That is fine. But as far as the legality goes, there is no argument to have. What Westboro Baptist Church does is legal. Period.

Like I said, I despise them as much as anyone. And I wouldn't mind seeing a little vigilante justice against them. But the federal government upholding their right to freely speak is important, not just to them, but to all of us.

A lot of you people are thinking about this issue emotionally. Lets think about it logically.




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