Friday, April 11, 2008
Backing up your speech
Apparently, Fred Phelps and his group of derelicts are considering coming to Cincinnati to protest at the funeral of Matt Maupin.
If you're not aware of who Fred Phelps is, the photo to the side should give you an idea.
There are lots of groups that get to say totally outrageous & provocative things behind the protection of the First Amendment. You know, that First Amendment that Matt Maupin lost his life defending.
Yet, I just wonder how ballsy Fred and his crew would be if they actually had to take responsibility for their freedom?
Meaning... Would Fred and his group of ding dongs and derelicts be so vocal if they knew an ass kicking would be rolling their way when they came into Cincinnati? Would they be willing to die for their beliefs as Matt Maupin did. My guess is they'd be the first people with attorney's looking for a law suit shouting "First Amendment! First Amendment! First Amendment!"
Thanks to men like Matt Maupin, they get the luxury of protection.... instead of an ass kicking.