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Judge makes permanent ruling allowing KKK leafleting in Cape Girardeau

There are 15 comments on the Missourian story from Oct 5, 2012, titled Judge makes permanent ruling allowing KKK leafleting in Cape Girardeau. In it, Missourian reports that:

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction that prohibits a ban on leafleting in Cape Girardeau, thus allowing the Ku Klux Klan to put flyers on vehicles in the southeast Missouri city.

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#1 Oct 5, 2012
I still think this is ridiculous...I don't want any of there filth on my car, nor do I want them touching my personal property. So does this mean that anyone can put leaflets on your vehicle?
Guest

Jackson, MO

#2 Oct 5, 2012
Yup that is what it means.
Now if the city would write a littering ticket for every one of them found laying about to the organizations that dispersed their free litter ,then I'd be okay with it.
biggy

Waterloo, IL

#3 Oct 5, 2012
t(. _ .)
sigh

Ballwin, MO

#4 Oct 5, 2012
So you are going to protest someone's right to free speech by littering and then blaming some else for you crime? So far you sound like the bad guy and a poser.
Guest

Cape Girardeau, MO

#5 Oct 5, 2012
And everyone has those same, equal Constitutional rights, not just bigots with costumes. It is ok for someone to have free speech until it begins trampeling over my rights or the rights of others. If that makes sense

Judging from other threads it seems the majority of citizens consider their leafleting garbage and do not prefer it on their car windshield.
sigh

Ballwin, MO

#6 Oct 5, 2012
I consider the free paper thrown in my yard every week. I just pick it up and throw it away. It's easy, easier than whining. I could recycle it but I'm lazy.
losers

Ballwin, MO

#7 Oct 5, 2012
They don't need to leaflet. They got all the free publicity they could ever want from the hate filled bigots that can't stand our constitution. Way to go idiots.
Guest

United States

#8 Oct 6, 2012
Why is it ok for a hate promoting group to distribute fliers anyways? Would it be ok for street gangs to put fliers on people vehicles? I would think not. They are in the same category.
Inalienable Rights

United States

#9 Oct 6, 2012
Guest wrote:
Why is it ok for a hate promoting group to distribute fliers anyways? Would it be ok for street gangs to put fliers on people vehicles? I would think not. They are in the same category.
I put Christians in the same category.
Guest

Jackson, MO

#10 Oct 6, 2012
sigh wrote:
So you are going to protest someone's right to free speech by littering and then blaming some else for you crime? So far you sound like the bad guy and a poser.
So if I empty my trash on your property its free speech and I'm the good guy? Yeah that makes total sense.
Inalienable Rights

Ballwin, MO

#11 Oct 6, 2012
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>So if I empty my trash on your property its free speech and I'm the good guy? Yeah that makes total sense.

Why would you empty your trash on my property? That is not good in any way at all.
I'm trying really hard to understand you.
If you throw your trash on the ground or in someone's yard, you are littering. That is not any form of free speech, that is laziness. Leafleting is not littering. If you take it from the vehicle, front door, or wherever they leave it, and then throwing it on the ground is littering.
I am only protecting their rights, because they are MY rights and YOUR rights, too.
I don't believe in what the kkk represents, they are to Christian oriented. So I choose to ignore them. I don't believe in what any Christian organization represents. So I ignore them all. It's my right to do so. It's there right to try to convert followers, as much as I disagree, I will respect our rights.
Also don't believe in gun ownership, but I would never vote against it, as bad as it is. It's in the constitution.
Guest

Cape Girardeau, MO

#12 Oct 6, 2012
For those of you that believe in the Constitution and what it was intended to stand for for- good on you. My only gripe is that there are some people out there so willing to abuse those rights to the point it is stepping over others' personal freedoms. It is ok and acceptable to have your own personal beliefs and values, but when you are constantly pushing it onto other people eventually too much going to be too much.
Guest

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Oct 8, 2012
Inalienable Rights wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would you empty your trash on my property? That is not good in any way at all.
I'm trying really hard to understand you.
If you throw your trash on the ground or in someone's yard, you are littering. That is not any form of free speech, that is laziness. Leafleting is not littering. If you take it from the vehicle, front door, or wherever they leave it, and then throwing it on the ground is littering.
I am only protecting their rights, because they are MY rights and YOUR rights, too.
I don't believe in what the kkk represents, they are to Christian oriented. So I choose to ignore them. I don't believe in what any Christian organization represents. So I ignore them all. It's my right to do so. It's there right to try to convert followers, as much as I disagree, I will respect our rights.
Also don't believe in gun ownership, but I would never vote against it, as bad as it is. It's in the constitution.
They are putting their trash on my car or my door.
Not my trash , their trash.
doom

Ballwin, MO

#14 Oct 8, 2012
Opinions, everyone has one. That's why there is laws. A judge ruled for it. The 1st amendment has been upheld. Don't like the constitution, move to china. Your beliefs fit in well with the communist party.
:)

United States

#15 Oct 8, 2012
Guest wrote:
For those of you that believe in the Constitution and what it was intended to stand for for- good on you. My only gripe is that there are some people out there so willing to abuse those rights to the point it is stepping over others' personal freedoms. It is ok and acceptable to have your own personal beliefs and values, but when you are constantly pushing it onto other people eventually too much going to be too much.
Who would you choose to decide what too much is? Who do you want defining how much free speech you get to have?

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