ACLU: Why Fred Phelps’s Free Speech Rights Should Matter to Us All

Oct 8, 2010 · 1985 views

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It is in the hard cases, like Phelps, that our commitment to the 1st Amendment is most tested & most important.  We dont stand up 4 Phelps b/c we agree w/him. We do it b/c […]


  1. Well-put Patrick.

    Phelps and his ilk are maggots. However, they have a right to free speech. This latest bit – about the protests at soldier funerals – is no less disgusting than anything else they’ve done. However, they are crafty enough to do it on public property and thoroughfares, and therefore they have the right.

    Sometimes, having freedom means putting up with some deplorable things.

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