Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Free Speech Reigns

Thank goodness.

Today's Supreme Court ruling in favor of free speech for Westboro Baptist Church was a victory for free speech in general.  Deplorable speech by an individual or group can be disgusting - and trust me - their's is.  This group does not engage in physical violence - nor do they try to incite violence.  They simply stand around singing vile songs and holding even viler signs.  In this particular case, they were able to show that they had stayed within the physical constraints imposed upon them by local law enforcement and did not violate any other local laws.  They neither threatened or caused physical harm to anyone.  Free Speech that doesn't encourage or incite violence must be allowed - no matter how revolting.

The members of this family that won today's ruling wish I would die.  How touching - and to think they don't even know me.  (I seem to get a lot of people who don't even know me wanting to have some control over my personal life.)  (reference the post about Mike Huckabee from yesterday).

This is a perfect example of the Supreme Court telling the government to stay out of people's lives - when they aren't breaking the law.  Where is the praise from the Republicans and Tea Partiers?  Isn't this what they are all about?  Less government intrusion and more adherence to the U.S. Constitution?

You can't have it both ways.  You are either for Free Speech - or you aren't.

I am.

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