Should we be aloud to protest military funirals
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Con said, "I want to hear a good argument about why people should be able to protest funerals with such hateful words." I feel that this is not exactly fair. The con side has effectively made the claim that any protest must involve hateful words, probably with the Westboro Baptist Church in mind. I dispute this assertion; protests need not be offensive. Although the con side did not define the term "protest," I would think that my opponent would be hard-pressed to find a definition of the word that fit his claim.
i have more arguments but I will save them for the later rounds, as I'm not sure I was even supposed to make them here.
I think that the crux of the matter is your definition of morals. You have decided that it is immoral for these to people to picket the funeral. Why? What basis do you have for this claim? The people who protest often feel that it is their moral obligation to do so. The members of the Westboro Baptist Church are trying to draw attention to what they perceive to be the moral deficiencies of the rest of the nation. Thus, they feel that they are morally justified in what they are doing. And who exactly made you the decider of what is moral and what is not? Morals are all relative to the individual; what you perceive as morally wrong they perceive as morally correct.
Think of it this way: would it be right for me (a Jew) to proclaim that all Christians are immoral because they believe that Jesus was the son of God? I think that an unbiased observer would say that it isn't right. Just because I disagree with their morals doesn't make them immoral.
In conclusion, although we can use our own morals to judge others, we have no right to objectively and definitively say that we are right and someone else is wrong. No one has given us this power. Furthermore, the idea of freedom of speech and expression is worthless if we decide that only some people have a right to it.
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