The Supreme Court Got It Wrong!

The recent ruling by our Supreme Court allowing tasteless and hurtful demonstrations at the funerals of our fallen military heroes is deeply disturbing. What the justices, and many Americans it seems these days, have forgotten or choose to ignore is the simple fact that your rights end where someone elses begins.

As an example, let us say that you like to play your music loud to really appreciate it. I can relate to that because I like to play mine loud also and it is certainly our right to do so. Then let us also say that you have a neighbor who cannot sleep because he is being blasted by your – or my – loud music. Common sense, respect, and empathy, as well as local laws, would dictate that we MUST turn our music down to a level that doesn’t disturb our neighbor’s sleep. According to our Declaration of Independence, we are all endowed by our creator “with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” And sleep!

I would suggest that it is also an inalienable right to bury your loved ones with peace, dignity, sorrow and love WITHOUT being forced to listen to the hurtful, sadistic rantings of the lunatic fringe!

I am not saying that the lunatic fringe doesn’t have a right to exist or to put voice to their beliefs. They do have those rights, UP TO THE POINT WHEN THEY ARE DENYING SOMEONE ELSE THEIR RIGHTS!!!

The protestors are WRONG in choosing this solemn venue to voice their message and the Supreme Court is WRONG in choosing to allow them to do it!!  This isn’t over, and I am afraid it is going to end badly.