The U.S. Supreme Court: Legally Right & Morally Wrong

A Blog by Gary LaPierre

     I avoided the subject when it first came up……many moons ago, and I even tried to ignore it when the courts got involved, including the U.S. Supreme Court.  But I can’t be quiet anymore.    I published a blog way back….December 14th of 2010 in fact entitled “What’s wrong with this country today” and at the time, I mentioned that the list of things that are wrong goes on….and on…forever!!!!!    This one is a classic:

     It’s the gang of morons from Topeka, Kansas calling itself the Westboro Baptist Church.   A dirtbag lawyer named Fred Phelps Senior started this group, started calling himself Reverend and rounded up enough cretins in Topeka to create hatred and  putrid vile demonstrations that got them all the way to the Supreme Court.    I’m sure you’re all more than familiar with this disgusting group of individuals.   These scum are the ones who show up at the funeral services for American military men carrying picket signs reading, among other disgusting things……”Thank God for IED’s”, “God hates the USA/Thank God for 9/11.”      Try this one…”God hates fags” and “Thank God for dead soldiers.”    It’s pretty clear codger Phelps and his gang of repulsive followers are not necessarily anti-war and anti-military…’s all about gays.    In fact the spokesman for the VFW said “their whole thing is based on some lunatic pathological hatred of homosexuals and they have no shame.        If you have any doubt about that…..Dirtbag Phelps and crew protested at the funeral for Matthew Shepard, the gay college student who was murdered by two men who lured him out of a bar, beat him and tied his body to a fence out in Wyoming.    Phelps followers showed up there with signs “God  hates fags” and said Shepard was in hell.

     Most of this is old news, but the thing that gave me a jump-start this morning was the newspaper headline (out of Kansas City I Kansas Citybelieve) which stated….”The Supreme Court made the right call on funeral protests.”      No it did not!   The perspective piece said the courts provided a victory for free speech in America and from a purely constitutional argument…that may be true.   I’ll be the first to stand up for our first amendment rights….but that……..YES THAT… exactly what I’m taking about when I ask the question; “What’s wrong with this country today?”      It’s still against the law to yell “FIRE” in a crowded theatre, but 8 people in black robes, who speak for the country, said it’s OK to yell “God hates fags, Thank God for dead soldiers” at the soldiers funeral and “Thank God for 9/11.”       It’s reprehensible to anyone with at least a half-a-brain.   And….it’s strictly politics.    Nothing political about yelling “Fire” but that’s inciteful and against the law.    But yell “Fag” at a dead soldiers family during a burial….that’s okay…it’s Americans freely speaking their minds.”

     Want to know what’s wrong with this country today?   Start at the top of the page and read it again.

  • Yannaro

    The Supreme Court decision is everything that is right about this country. We are a nation of laws. Just ask Richard Nixon, if you could. The brother of one fallen soldier applauded the decision because he understood that’s one of the reasons his brother died, defending all the freedoms we have. Travel to a lot of other countries, including the so called enlightened ones in Europe, and see just how free you are. On a higher moral level the author here is no better than Phelps, given the name calling. Perhpas you should try forgiving Phelps and his group. Now, that woiuld be a morally superior stance.

    • Gary

      Forgive Phelps? That will never happen!

  • Steve from Stoughton

    The Court seems to have forgotten about the Constitutional Right to Privacy, thinking that Freedom of Speech is more important. I wonder if they would feel the same if Phelps organized a protest within the Supreme Court Chambers.

    Abortion clinics were provided with a “protest free” zone to ensure privacy of clients. I think the families of fallen soldiers are due the same legal considerations

  • KSSenior

    What is moral today may not have been moral a decade or a century ago. What remains “right” to day is the First Amendment to the Constitution. It is the law of the land and that trumps varying views of morality.

  • roudydowdy

    Grow up Gary! The court didn’t say it’s OK to spew that kind of filth. They upheld their right of free speech.

  • Educated

    This old geezer down in Florida should be writing for Fox “news.”

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