Westboro Baptist Church has to Pay

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  1. carpro

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    I do not care for these idiots but I fail to see the reason for paying for the funeral.
     
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    It appears to me that paying for the funeral is more of a punishment and hopefull preclude them from further protest at funerals.
    I think I like the ideal

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    I hope these hypocrites refuse to pay and end up in jail!
     
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    They should pay for every funeral they pickett.
     
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    Alright, should labor unions have to repay every dollar in business income their picketed protests costs the company? Should abortion protesters have to pay for every abortion that takes place on the premises while they are picketing? Should White House pickets have to pay for the war expenses of the particular day they are protesting? When the political conventions take place in '08, should the picketers have to pay the convention expenses?
     
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    You're comparing apples to oranges. Westboro's protests are pointless and proves nothing but showing their low brow ignorance.
     
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    Since when does pointless or pointful determine the legality of responsibility for picketing? A cartoon of Jerry Falwell having sex with his mother in an outhouse was judged as covered under free expression. The courts approved that Nazis staging a parade through a Jewish suburb was covered under free expression, with the help of the ACLU (which lost some members because of its stand). The 'Chicago 9' were entitled to free expression for threatening to disrupt the 1968 Democratic Convention and to lace the city's water supply with LSD. Considering these rulings, why should this Westboro group have to pay for what they disrupt or inflict "emotional distress" upon?
     
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    Alcott: // ... entitled to free expression for threatening
    to disrupt the 1968 Democratic Convention and
    to lace the city's water supply with LSD ... //

    'Threatening' is different from doing, committing, acting, etc.
     
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    #12 Alcott, Apr 15, 2007
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    Alright, then you can go through the gate at an airport, pass the scan(s), and while waiting to board the flight you can start making a speech like, "I made through security, but it doesn't take metal to get the controls of this airplane, as you'll find out. You people dont' know where you're going to end up today!" You can threaten, you just can't 'do,' 'commit,' or 'act'?
     
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    When you said "Really! The Chicago 9 were free to lace the cities water supply with LSD?" that was deliberately misquoting what I said.
     
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    And yet you still basicaly said that they were entitled to lace the cities water supply with LSD.
     
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    You are lying again. I did not say that, even "basically."
     
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    Lets break it down Alcott. You were making two statements in one sentence--
    The 'Chicago 9' were entitled to free expression for threatening to disrupt the 1968 Democratic Convention (Chicago 9 made threats)
    and to lace the city's water supply with LSD.(Free to express themselves by lacing the city's water with LSD.?)
     
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