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We Have a Right to Free Speech, Even When We Don’t Want to Hear it

03 Mar

I hate the Westboro Baptist Church, and all it stands for, but the Supreme Court made the right decision, in their ruling that the church can not be sued for protesting outside military funerals.

No matter how much I dislike what you’re saying, our soldiers are fighting and dying for your right to say it. And while I think you’re discrediting their sacrifice through these protests, I think it would be even more greatly discredited if we took that right away.

This was as close to no win situation as the court gets. I think they went the right way.

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3 responses to “We Have a Right to Free Speech, Even When We Don’t Want to Hear it

  1. combscp

    March 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    As much as I hate to say it, I agree. This court decision was a victory for free speech no matter how disgraceful and disgusting it may be. Sometimes the right decision isn’t the pretty one.

     
  2. Ginger

    August 10, 2011 at 8:59 am

    But they are saying they plan to go to Norway and there is no freedom of speech in Norway. Their actions, if they do them in Norway, will get them in prison for 2 years. Is it bad I hope they do?

     

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