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should peoples right to protest be limited

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Started: 10/12/2013 Category: People
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Eliser.1228

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do you think it is right for people to be able to protest certain topics or situations? I think that a person should not be aloud to protest things such as abortion clinics , other religions,(non denominational), or funerals. I completely believe in a persons natural rights to free speech and the right to peacefully protest but, I think that if you are going to protest something it should be in order to get a law passed to change whatever you disagree with. fro example those that disagreed with segregation did not stand outside a white mans home screaming and chanting rude things to his children. instead they marched on congress to get recognized and to have segregation laws changed. so in that same respect why does it make sense for those that disagree with abortion stand outside clinics yelling at young lady's as though it will change there minds. go to your government if you feel so strongly about it and make a change. the right to protest should be protected but not used on private party's or to bother individual.
Weiler

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It is the right of any citizen of the United States to voice an opinion on any matter whatsoever, subject only to reasonable time, place and manner restrictions.[1]


Free speech in an American ideal that loses all meaning if we censor the speech based n unpoopular or even inflamatory content.

"those that disagreed with segregation did not stand outside a white mans home screaming and chanting rude things to his children. instead they marched on congress to get recognized and to have segregation laws changed." Actually, the most effective protests against segregation were the lunch counter sit-ins.



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