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Monday, May 29, 2006

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Bush bans protests at military funerals
President Bush, marking Memorial Day with a speech paying tribute to fighting men and women lost in war, signed into law Monday a bill that keeps demonstrators from disrupting military funerals.
Ironically, this bill was brought about because of the far right. It is in response to those who attend funerals to push their belief that military deaths are retribution from God for allowing homosexuals in the military.

But even so, as ridiculous as this position is, I disagree with banning their protests. Just charge them with trespassing.

Somehow it just seems wrong to me to bar free speech at a funeral of someone who ostensibly died defending that very freedom.
What if it were YOUR father whose funeral was disrupted? Do you think you'd feel differently then?

You're a real sick individual. Surprised anyone would want to be around you. But then, they probably don't!
Military funerals are out of the hands of the families. By their very natuire they are jingoisitic propoganda. The government claims ownership of the corpse for crying out loud.

And if you read my post, you'll see that I note quite legibly for everyone to read that if the protesters (who I actually disagree with) are where they don't belong they can always be arrested for trespassing. But in AMERICA we allow people with idiotic opinions to have those idiotic opinions.

Lucky you.
From that I take it you WOULD let these nuts disrupt YOUR father's funeral.

The military treats military funerals and the families with the greatest respect and honor. Can't say the same for the protesters.

How disgraceful. You should be condemning such terrible behavior instead of promoting it.
What is disgraceful is that you claim to be an American yet seem to have no appreciation for the first amendment.

If they are on cemetary property then they are already in violation of trespassing laws since the cemetary is generally considered private property. However, they have every right as American citizens to hold any idiotic position they like and to scream about their moronic beliefs from the street. Stopping them from touting their beliefs during the funeral may on the surface seem like the genteel thing to do, but it is not - repeat NOT - the AMERICAN way, you fascistic dimwit.

Now, I happen to agree with you that they are nuts, but my realizing that they are nuts does not give me the right to silence them simply because I know something more about their mental states than they do.
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