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Spring Grove father calls for law to stop Westboro picketing

There are 51 comments on the York Dispatch story from Mar 22, 2011, titled Spring Grove father calls for law to stop Westboro picketing. In it, York Dispatch reports that:

While speaking at the American Legion Washington Conference, Albert Snyder told attendees to call upon legislators to legally restrict Westboro Baptist Church from protesting at funerals.

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Devon

Edison, NJ

#1 Mar 23, 2011
WBC will rot in hell for all of the pain they cause to all american , i would like to know what bible their reading from honestly. god loves everyone

god bless all that risk their lives for this country
Siobhra

Horsham, PA

#2 Mar 23, 2011
It should not be needed. The right to free speech is for everyone and a funeral is a speech. It is a family speaking out about the love of their family member. It is a community speaking about the sorrow they feel over the lost member of that community.
When someone disrupts others in their speech with their own they are the ones suppressing free speech. The Westboro church members can hold their own rally if they want somewhere that the people at the funeral have no chance to see them. And we can go and listen or we can go somewhere else.
Free Speech is not disrupting others.
That just happened

Montezuma, IA

#3 Mar 23, 2011
Unfortunately the Westboro Church isn't breaking any laws. That doesn't mean I wouldn't like to see them beat to hell, but their rights are protected by our constitution.
Bertie Lemmings

Hanover, PA

#4 Mar 23, 2011
Hey Albert-you lost. Give it up.

You do more to keep those bozos in the news than
anyone.

Is this about Westboro or about what seems to be your
craving for attention.

Your 15 minutes of fame is over. Move on.
dr ses

Baltimore, MD

#5 Mar 23, 2011
Pass a law that will be overturned immediatly because the SCOTUS already established what free speech means in regards to this matter.

Plus why does he travel with an attorney. I agree with the other psoters in that he is now a publicity hound, another Sarah Palin speaking for cash.
Pete

Ashburn, VA

#6 Mar 23, 2011
Never give up Mr. Snyder, keep on fighting. you are a true American Hero! All decent Americans are behind you. You can bet Bertie and dr ses have never did a thing for their country.
sammit

York, PA

#7 Mar 23, 2011
The only thing Westboro "Church" extolling is their idiocy, their inability to think for themselves, and their Tax Exempt Status. Revoke their tax exemption and see how long they will continue their "quest to rid the world of gays" AND to further cripple them, make them pay back taxes on their illegal exemption status.

Hit them in the pocket book.
Pete

Ashburn, VA

#8 Mar 23, 2011
By The way dr ses, Mr. Snyder does not speak for cash, and the SCOTUS stated its ok for states to set up buffer zones. Any money that is donated in excess to what is required for the legal cost will go back to the veterans. His attorney travls with him because he is invited to speak also, like that's any of your business.
dr ses

Baltimore, MD

#9 Mar 23, 2011
Pete wrote:
By The way dr ses, Mr. Snyder does not speak for cash, and the SCOTUS stated its ok for states to set up buffer zones. Any money that is donated in excess to what is required for the legal cost will go back to the veterans. His attorney travls with him because he is invited to speak also, like that's any of your business.
He has made it everyone's business by trying to extend his 15 minutes of Fame. As to the cash a check for 26k sure seems to me like he speaks for cash. You can sugar coat it any way you want in the name of patriotism but it still selling himself for a couple bucks to pay HIS legal fees not to help pass a law or advocate on behalf of anybody but himself and Summer's pocketbook. Bet that 26k passed from the vets hand to Snyders to the lawyer!

You apprently missed the SCOTUS ruling that defined free speech as did Mr. Snyder. It is time to move on and stop giving the kooks of Westboro another fifteen minutes of fame and for Mr. Snyder to understand that any new law will be immediatly shut down by the courts as HIS losing case has set the precedence for any other rulings.

It's also time for people to realize what is freedom of speech and how going down a slippery slope will come to bite them in the [email protected]@. You mu dera lady continue to pretend that some have more rights than others, if you would stop and think of what you are advocating.
dr ses

Baltimore, MD

#10 Mar 23, 2011
Pete wrote:
Never give up Mr. Snyder, keep on fighting. you are a true American Hero! All decent Americans are behind you. You can bet Bertie and dr ses have never did a thing for their country.
Sorry sir but my father gave his life for this country in Vietnam. So I guess that puts me in the same category as Mr. Snyder. Maybe he should shut up too according to you.

Eat Crow [email protected]@!
dr ses

Baltimore, MD

#11 Mar 23, 2011
Pete wrote:
Never give up Mr. Snyder, keep on fighting. you are a true American Hero! All decent Americans are behind you. You can bet Bertie and dr ses have never did a thing for their country.
And by the way Pete, I was only three years old so I don't have memories or a military funeral to remember my father. It would seem to me reading the account of the funeral from the maternal grandparents and mother that there was very dignified service to be remembered and honor their loss. As a matter of fact according to their accouint they could neither hear nor see the kooks from Westboro.

Please in your so homorable way tell me again I never gave anything to this country because I so do like to hear you talk like an idiot!
former teacher

Dover, PA

#12 Mar 23, 2011
dr ses wrote:
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Sorry sir but my father gave his life for this country in Vietnam. So I guess that puts me in the same category as Mr. Snyder. Maybe he should shut up too according to you.
Eat Crow [email protected]@!
And this is how you honor your father? Really? By name calling and making snide comments? You think your dad gave his life so you can act like a teenager? Seriously, can you make your point without resorting to that kind of hateful language? Your dad's sacrifice doesn't excuse you from serving your country. How about doing some volunteer work?
How dare you judge the motives of Albert Snyder? You have no clue what his motives are. Share your comments, but keep your judgments to yourself.
Pete

Ashburn, VA

#13 Mar 23, 2011
Watch what happens in Maryland. they are going to extend their laws to 2500 feet away and you can't protest 5 hours before or 5 hours after, and watch how many states follow all because of Mr. Snyder's courage. By the way dr ses I put you on the same level as the westboro cult, and I don't beleive you father gave his life in any war, but then again if I had a child as stupid and low class as you I would kill myself too like your father did, Top calling people names and grow up what are you 5 years old. GO MR. SNYDER YOU AND MR SUMMERS ARE WHAT AMERICA IS ALL ABOUT, I WILL STICK WITH 85% OF AMERICA AND SUPPORT YOU ALWAYS.
Pete

Ashburn, VA

#14 Mar 23, 2011
Oh and by the way the loss a parent does not even come close to the loss of a child so I guess that doesn't put you on level with Mr. Snyder
Old Timer

Lenhartsville, PA

#15 Mar 23, 2011
dr ses wrote:
Pass a law that will be overturned immediatly because the SCOTUS already established what free speech means in regards to this matter.
Plus why does he travel with an attorney. I agree with the other psoters in that he is now a publicity hound, another Sarah Palin speaking for cash.
OK Marjorie go back to Kansas and you cult following, wbc doesn't belong in civilized society (sorry Kansas).
former teacher

Dover, PA

#16 Mar 23, 2011
Pete wrote:
Watch what happens in Maryland. they are going to extend their laws to 2500 feet away and you can't protest 5 hours before or 5 hours after, and watch how many states follow all because of Mr. Snyder's courage. By the way dr ses I put you on the same level as the westboro cult, and I don't beleive you father gave his life in any war, but then again if I had a child as stupid and low class as you I would kill myself too like your father did, Top calling people names and grow up what are you 5 years old. GO MR. SNYDER YOU AND MR SUMMERS ARE WHAT AMERICA IS ALL ABOUT, I WILL STICK WITH 85% OF AMERICA AND SUPPORT YOU ALWAYS.
Ummm, you tell him to stop name calling by calling him stupid, and low class? That's effective.
wait a minute

Roy, WA

#17 Mar 23, 2011
Mr Snyder should shut his money grubbing mouth and bide his time until he can protest at one of the Westboro church member's funeral.
It is sickening that both he and his lawyer, opportunistically running for judge, wanted to obliterate part of the freedome of speech that is what makes this country great and for which hundreds of thousands of veterans died to preserve.
He and his lawyer make me sick.
Who would want a judge that would so easily flush part of our great freedoms down the toilet, and for what, oh that's right, grubbing for money. Snyder's son must be rolling in his grave over the disgrace his father has made of the son's sacrifice to protect the bill of rights.
Trebilcock would knock him self out to protect the rights of would be illegal aliens like the golden venture folks, but he would gladly take MONEY to erase the first amendment. What an unamerican piece o crap.
wait a minute

Roy, WA

#18 Mar 23, 2011
That's right Pete, the people's republik of Maryland is your idol, go move there. That law will be struck down faster than it takes to write the citation. Those idiotic limits didn't stand up in an abortion clinic protest case, they won't stand up for funerals.
Pete

Ashburn, VA

#19 Mar 23, 2011
Go Mr. Snyder , you are a insperation to millions of Americans. I know your son would be so proud of you, the same way your daughters are, keep up the fight.
Pete

Ashburn, VA

#20 Mar 23, 2011
Wait a Minute and dr ses are the same people , just logging in with different names, go back to Kansas Shirley Phelps

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