Thursday, March 3, 2011

Seeing the silver lining

Joe convinced me that there is a silver lining to yesterday's Supreme Court's decision in favor of the Westboro military funeral protesters. The fact that the Court upheld the First Amendment in this case, he pointed out, makes it very unlikely that it would side with Islamists who argue that Americans shouldn't say anything that offends Muslims.

It's also true that the Supreme Court decision leaves intact the laws of 43 states requiring the protesters to remain at a certain distance from mourners. So I guess I'll just have to go on gnashing my teeth when I see those protesters on TV.


Libby Sternberg said...

Leslie, I believe motorcycle clubs, at least in this area, go to military funerals to act as a living barrier to those Westboro idiots. So, any time you see an entourage of motorcyclists, remember that good work they do!

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