Grieving families have rights

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Grieving families have rights       too     Tiffany Christman I am normally a proponent of Voltaire’s infamous quote  I disagree with what you say but I shall defend to the death  your right to say it .  I say normally because up until about 9 am this morning I had  always  been a supporter of this  belief.  I’d never had a reason not to believe that as human beings, no matter our nationality, we have the right from  birth to speak freely and express our unique thoughts to others.   It is one of the fundamental rights we have as  Americans as well, being protected by the First Amendment even. So what occurred at 9 this morning to change my thoughts you may wonder? I read for the first time about Albert Snyder and his deceased son.  In case you’ve been beneath a rock like I have for  the past four years, his son was killed in the line of duty in Iraq during his service to his country in the US Marines.   That was in 2006.   When his family held his funeral in Maryland, a small church group chose to come and  demonstrate at his funeral. Now I want to pause a moment to explain what I have found on this church.  The church is known as the Westboro  Baptist Church, established in the mid 1950s as an independent Baptist church by a father named Fred Phelps.  And  the early bits of history that I can find on this minister are actually very honourable, including fighting the laws of  Kansas in regards to discrimination against minorities that were upheld at that time by the 
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course HMHS HMHS taught by Professor Hazel during the Spring '10 term at Heritage.

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