Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Never thought I'd be saying this. . .

. . . Justice Alito got it right. His was the only dissenting vote among his fellow U.S. Supreme Court justices when they decided in favor of those dreadful, half-witted, insensitive, despicable, raunchy, demonic, totally whacked-out people who picket military funerals. Freedom of speech is a sacred right for all Americans. HOWEVER, I seriously doubt that the writers of our constitution and bill of rights could have imagined the sort of acidic rhetoric their radical idea would end up protecting. They must be rolling over in their graves right about now! As usual, the Supreme Court went with the letter of the law which protects ALL speech, even if it is vile and intended to hurt, slander and otherwise insult others. It is at times like this that I have to remember that God punishes far more harshly than any human being can. That said -- I'd sure love to see those jerks and their ugly signs get swept away by powerful fire hoses at the next funeral they invade!

5 comments:

Janney said...

Don't know much about politics, but are they putting in some kind of hate speech legislation? I know they were talking about it here, and I thought it was an international movement?

Mark said...

Bring in the fire hoses....lots of em.

dcpeg said...

Thanks for commenting you guys.

Janney - I don't know about an international movement, but our constitution allows for all forms of free speech, even hate-filled garbage. Simple decency seems to have gone out the window!

Janney said...

Wow! just had to google why on earth someone would want to picket a funeral. A bunch of looney christians! that sucks. God doesnt "hate fags". Nutters!!!

Two Shorten the Road said...

Hi Peg!

Did you read Alito's dissent? I thought it was really interesting, and I wondered why no other justices used the precedents he used in making their decisions.

Megan