Dad of a fallen Marine perseveres against protests at military funerals - Page 2

April 5th, 2010  
Originally Posted by Hmmm
I have a variety of opinions on that bunch of psychotics, but the last time I expressed myself here I was duly warned about illegal activities.
Positive application of Comp B comes to mind and I think is deserved.

Bill O'Reilly paid the court costs for Synder (wait for Liberal moan and wail) and there is also a fund you can donate to for Synders legal costs.
April 5th, 2010  
-- Dusty
A local fella, USMC-DAV out of 'Nam, was at the cafe this AM and he was talking about painting claymores to look like Easter eggs and leaving them in the backyards of the Westboro bunch. Everyone in earshot applauded him.
April 5th, 2010  
A Can of Man
I actually liked Bill OReilly before Glenn Beck showed up.
Before that happened, I always felt that he meant well, and his views were center right. I felt the things that he stood against were those any one should stand against (gangsta rappers encouraging our youths to not study and turn to violence for crime for example).
But afterwards, it seems like there is a competition about who is more conservative. Glenn Beck always struck me as a nutcase.
April 6th, 2010  
Originally Posted by Warwick
Its utterly crazy. But is it an abuse of free speech?
There has been court cases but I cant remeber the results against them.
Australia will follow suit......... we have enough nutters lurking here as well.

No its not a abuse of free speech here in America according to the law, but they need to remember that according to the law I have the right to keep and bear arms too, they touch me and they WILL find out if I'm armed or not, I rate that church in the same catagorie I rank the Dixie chicks and muslim terrorists all over the would threatening us
April 6th, 2010  
Wolfen, is there some sort of rule associated with free speech to temper people abusing it????
April 6th, 2010  
Originally Posted by jillyz12
The most sickening part of this, is that our troops voluntarily risk their lives so that these bottom-feeders can make these hateful comments!

It's a good thing I don't own a gun. Scumsucking morons give Christians a bad name.

In Denmark we have a law against this kind of behavior.

"Anyone who tries to prevent the holding of lawful public meeting is punishable by fine or imprisonment for up to 2 years.

Similarly, the penalty is imposed on those who by noise or disorderly conduct disturbs public session of parliament, municipal or other public council, worship or other public religious act, or on indecent manner disturbs a funeral."

April 6th, 2010  
A little background of Fred Phelps may be in order:

He is does not qualify as your typical right wing God fearing radical conservative.

"Phelps is a disbarred lawyer, founder of the Phelps Chartered law firm and former candidate for political office, and was a civil rights activist in Kansas.

Phelps took cases on behalf of African American clients alleging racial discrimination by school systems.

Phelps Chartered(His law firm) also won one of the first reverse discrimination cases.

Phelps has run in various Kansas Democratic Party primaries five times, but has never won. These included races for governor in 1990, 1994, and 1998, receiving about 15 percent of the vote in 1998.[57] In the 1992 Democratic Party primary for U.S. Senate, Phelps received 31 percent of the vote.[58] Phelps ran for mayor of Topeka in 1993[59] and 1997." wikipedia

Phelps is a scammer and because of his education, he is well versed in "gaming" the system. To get an overview of how disgusting and obnoxious he is browse the Wikipedia link:

You will also find he hates the Irish, Swedes, & Canadians. (Not me, him) Not sure if he likes anyone.
He has been banned from the UK.

But of course the ACLU loves him.
"The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in Missouri on behalf of Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church to overturn the ban on the picketing of soldier's funerals.[104] The ACLU of Ohio also filed a similar lawsuit."

In short trying to limit Free Speech in the US is very difficult, and Fred Phelps as an ex civil rights lawyer knows how to abuse it.

Even with the current upcoming Supreme Court decision Fred Phelps will not stop, whether he wins or loses. He will just modify his behavior to skirt the existing laws.

Here is information from the law suit limiting defamation damages against Phelps
"The high court won’t hear Snyder’s defamation charge. A lower court threw that out, essentially saying that Phelps and Co. propagate such outlandish claims that no one with any common sense would believe them anyway."

April 6th, 2010  

"Anyone who tries to prevent the holding of lawful public meeting is punishable by fine or imprisonment for up to 2 years.

I LIKE it, Kristina!!!! lol
April 7th, 2010  
Originally Posted by Warwick
Wolfen, is there some sort of rule associated with free speech to temper people abusing it????
Not until the socialists we have in congress make one, but here its a insult to military members, their families, their friends, their coworkers, and a TOTAL lack of respect to a dead service person. Personally I see people like that as a clear and present danger, cause its just a matter of time before they are lobbying for new laws,
now don;t get me wrong they gay part of their crusade I don;t give a rats ass about, a persona sexual preference to me is none of my business, but a man who was in this Nations military, in combat, or not, and did so of his own free will, deserves the utmost respect from everybody in this country, from teh president down to the kinder gardeners who wonder what that moment of silence in school is about.
April 11th, 2010  
Are you really telling me you don't have any laws against such behavior in the US? I can hardly believe that, but well...I guess I'll have to.
BS like that's got nothing to do with freedom of speech. Here in Germany, knowingly disturbing a funeral gets you up to 3 years in jail...

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