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Originally posted by jude11
Freedoms and Rights belong to EVERYONE.
If it is denied to the less popular, it's neither a freedom nor a right but simply permission. "May I have my freedoms....Please?"
While I DO NOT agree with the agenda of these people, where is the line drawn for their rights that they are exercising?
If they have their freedoms of Speech, Non-Violent Protesting and the right to gather in a public place taken away, where does it end? With you? Me?
Again, I DO NOT agree with them but they are not breaking any laws. If new laws are created to stop them because people just don't agree with them and don't like their message, it will be another case of destroying the rights of the entire Country.
Difficult situation I agree, but if a law is passed for them it's enforced on everyone and if people cheer for the police denying them their rights, what happens when it comes back and those cheering people have their rights denied down the road?
It won't be entertaining anymore.
Personally, I would rather have citizens take care of this bunch....and hope they do it in a back alley. That's Justice!
edit on 29-5-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
I have read somewhere that the US has some rarely used legislation against ''fighting words'', where freedom of speech is restricted if the intention of the speech is to incite hatred and violence from the people who are targeted by the words.
Surely goading and mocking people in a city where 200 people have just died in a natural disaster would be covered by these laws ? Why don't the police just arrest them on these grounds ?
Originally posted by David9176
They DO NOT have the right to destroy the funeral of a lost soldier or a victim of a disaster.
I don't care how you try to twist it, if these lunatics tried to protest someone I knew at their funeral there would be hell to pay....god forbid...it's hard enough to deal with the loss of a loved one....it's far too much to have crazy people happy with their death.
UNCONSTITUTIONAL OR NOT....i don't care.
It crosses the line...far beyond the line. They deserve every strike against them.