Being peaceful is always good. One of the tactics you can use as a
peaceful demonstrator, however, is to peacefully block access. Remember the
"sit ins" of the 60's and 70's?A municipality
can't really regulate what protesters yell, or who they're allowed to
yell at. That is free speech and is protected, as long as it doesn't
involve menacing and death threats. However, a municipality can regulate foot
traffic to allow the orderly flow of people going about their business.
Creating a modest "buffer zone" around an establishment involved in a
lightning-rod issue seems like a reasonable compromise.Thirty-five
feet is not that much of a restriction. Ask any athlete if they can hear any of
the things fans yell from the stands. Some of the signs I've seen at
protests are big enough to be easily read a few hundred feet away. And,
I've seen more than once an anti-abortion protester at a clinic harrassing
a suspected patient, putting hands on her, or physically blocking her path while
waving things in her face.Speech is speech, it's not unfettered
access to block or harrass.
yes but protesters stop and harass people coming and going thus taking rights
away from others.it is like the christian groups that went to funerals of
our fallen troops and called them cowards and satans people because of some
homosexual cause. was that a thing that should have beeen allowed?
antihomosexual. a death is a private thing for family. so is someone going to a
The thing is when you start abridging rights and freedom where does it end?It is easy to ban and abridge and silence those voices you do not like
or claim offense. Do want true freedom or do want to you live with
shackled rights and freedoms so you can live in a blissful bubble?Again when start subtracting rights and freedoms for anyone where will it end?
Where has it ever ended that is good?
Abortion is just another part of the liberal democrats war on children. Children have no rights in this country. They are abused and
neglected in evil indisfunctional families and taken away, yet the courts and
DCFS are forced to find someone within that same evil family to give them back
to.They are exploited in the media, dressed up like adults and paraded
around for amusement. They are molested and the molester has more rights
in the court then the exploited child.The are forced into institutional
government schooling, most with out protection, in gun free zones.They are
being left trillions in national debt so deep that they will spend many years to
dig out or they will have to have a revolution.They are killed by the
millions through abortion, by the very people who should be protecting their
right to life.This is an all out war on children and we as a nation
are loosing, the best and the brightest because we are selfish and can not see
that our greatest assets are our children.
It's too bad all the people who favor abortion have already been born.
Westboro Baptist protest are okay at funerals, but peaceful, non
confrontational, non obstructive protests are on trial, all because they are on
the wrong side of PC.Truly a sad day for America. I hope the ruling
is in favor of freedom, not just freedom to murder the unborn, but freedom to
say that murdering the unborn is sick and wrong.