“Federal prisons are packed with individuals who have demonstrated persuasively a complete and utter disregard for the rights and dignity of law-abiding American citizens, yet who are quite capable of quoting fragments of the U.S. Constitution in defense of their actions. Whats your excuse?”
My excuse is that I understand the First Amendment and understand that speech should not be prohibited simply because I find it offensive.
If it were the cast that speech that I happen to find offensive were banned, then there would be someone else who may one day claim that the free speech I exercise is somehow offensive and that my type of speech should be banned.
And what about one day when some people claim that the things that you say are offensive?
You argue just like a liberal, full of absolutist sophistry.
I did not propose to silence the church.
Numerous venues exist for it to spew its brand of invective in many different ways.
No one can dispute that fact.
What I said in my post was that no church or any person should have a court-sanctioned right, under the guise of a “constitutional authorization”, to trespass upon the funeral services of ANY American and to direct toward the participants of that service (as a captive audience) a DISRUPTIVE and DISRESPECTFUL verbal tirade, the subject of which has nothing whatsoever to do with the bereaved family or the party who has lost their life in the defense of their country.
What the hell is wrong with people like you who elevate an absolutist perversion of the concept of free speech above and beyond the respect that we as a society and as a Christian nation OWE to those among us who have lost a loved one and are in the process of GRIEVING and placing that loved one to rest?
Why should a perverse and INFANTILE “right” to an absolute and unfettered freedom of speech trump the rights of others to peaceably and respectfully assemble to bury their dead?
Can you now burst into a church during a service and begin railing against the priest and the congregation any time you wish?
Can you now burst into a session of Congress and yell and scream at all of the representatives from the gallery above anytime you wish?
Can you now burst into a business and begin to harangue the employees anytime you wish?
Can you now surround my truck on the interstate when I am stopped in a traffic jam and can’t move away from you and force me to listen to your tirade as a captive audience?
You think this is really what “free speech” is all about?
God help you!