Could the freedom of speech we hold so dear ever be taken away?

What possible reason would there be to ever take the freedom of speech we all hold so dear away from us?

Could it be that due to behaviours such as we see exhibited by the Westboro Baptist Church, protesting funerals with obnoxious words, terrorizing the families as they go one last time to say good bye to their loved ones?

I found this article from the Great Falls Tribune online via my Google homepage under news:

Montana’s State House Committee has a bill before it that will limit protesters to being able to do thier thing one hour before a funeral, and they would have to stay 1500 feet away from the funeral. Now, in my mind, these idiots do NOT deserve one iota of the freedoms given to good American citizens, but my Constitution states it is for ALL who come here, ALL who are Americans; and so I have to rethink this whole process. To my mind, they ( the Kansas HATRED CLUB aka Westboro Baptist Church) as disgusting as they are, as low and devoid of any humanity as they seem to be, have the same rights to free speech as we all do.

So this begs the question – When is it too much free speech? Where is the line drawn? What will the catalyst be , the final ” you’ve gone to far”? Did the writers of these freedoms ever sit down and consider a time when these same freedoms would be tested beyond their original intent?

In their day, such behavior was cause for both punishment on a legal arena and a moral arena. I am not even sure that this type of “protest” has ever been done before these religious fanatics came along. If there are any sociology majors out there who could enlighten me with statistics, that would be great.

My biggest fear is that because of these people, the freedoms I hold dear, the freedoms that people have died for, will be taken away, because these types are using our own Constitutional Rights against us! In order to stop them legally, will it be necessary to take the freedom of speech away completely, or the freedom to practice religion?

In some of the Native American tribes, a formal legal system was not needed, all the control of behavior was done by the group as a whole, through such means as turning their backs and ignoring the offender. This was usually enough to control the behaviors of the whole, as no one wanted to be ignored especially when it was time to share in the resources of the tribe.

Can these people be controlled by such means? Obviously not, and they are smart. The entire family, from what I can gather are Lawyers. The man who started the church Fred Phelps himself was a lawyer. He and the rest of the family knows enough to be able to work around the law pretty well.

If we can not find a different way than through legal routes, we will be staring the loss of our rights right in the face! Now, I feel the pain of those who fight for the right to have guns. I have to wonder, there are two freedoms now on the table as targets, what freedoms will be next?

Westboro Baptist Church ~ Church of the Damned.

This week in Bardstown Kentucky, a family suffered the most horrid of events, 10 members of the family all perished in a House Fire. This family went to bed one night thinking all was right in the world, and woke up to news that I know I could not survive hearing. Their lives are changed forever , with all the pain I know I could not stand.

There were tiny children involved in this fire, innocent babies. These children are to be put to rest this Saturday. Now for the DISGUSTING part —

The Westboro Baptist Church planned on coming to the funeral to preach that these children died as a punishment from GOD for what our nation is doing. I am so spitting mad right now, I can barely type.

I went in search of this “Church” website because this same “Church” has come to my state to stand at the funerals of fallen soldiers to protest, and I have always wanted to be there when they did. I could not believe that tonight on my local news, I was reading that they were about to come to the funeral of innocent children and preach their twisted anti-biblical bile! These people (I use that term lightly at best) do NOT represent GOD, they do nothing more than twist the Word of the Lord worse than any other religious bigots I have seen to date.

Have you ever gone to their website and actually read what they have on it? I cant believe that the FBI would allow such a group to exist! I do not want to hear about free speech either, I am all for being on two different sides, even disagreeing vehemently, however not ever will I understand or allow near me, the utter, unbalanced hatred I have seen displayed on this “church” website.

Soooo, I have decided that the American people ( who ever comes to read) needs to know exactly what this group is about, what their plans are… I intend to be a pain in their ass. Maybe I will do a bi weekly post , who knows. All I can say is, I will be posting as often as their hatred comes across my radar.

For one of my first posts –

There is a flyer they have on their website about a soldier in PA , Capt. Mark T Resh, and this flyer states that they know GOD has made these IEDs to kill our brave soldiers! They call Capt. Resh and his fellow soldiers “F*gs”, please go to their website and read this insanity! Then after you read this bull s**t, go to their contact page and leave your views , make it long and loud.

These people have forgotten something, when they call “my” soldiers “fag asses”( I am sorry, I am tired of hand typing the links for these fliers in here, you can find this all in their main link index), they do so under the reality that these same brave men and women give them the freedom to do so.

The bottom line, I want these people stopped. The only way this will happen is if the good people of Kansas get some idea of how bad they look harboring these idiots. We need to send a message right back to this “church”, that if you come our way and try to mess with a family who is laying their child to rest, you wont get far.

I like that on some of the posts for this on my local news website, people here were advocating meeting this group at the border with a nice little turn around ceremony.

For the Record Westboro Baptist Church, I will be posting every single thing I find about you, every time you rear your ungly heads. EVERYTHING!!!!!