Banning protests at funerals: Should protests be banned at funerals?

  • People should show some respect to dead and their loved ones.

    Of coarse there are going to be people who are against whatever the beliefs of the person who had died, but that doesn't meat that people should ruin their funeral. A persons funeral is a time for grief for their loved ones. Protesters shouldn't be disrespectful while people are in a sad state. The only people allowed to said funeral should be the ones who knew the person who passed. Protesters shouldn't even be allowed anywhere near the funeral, for the sake of the people mourning over their lost loved one.

  • Limits on free speech

    Protests at funerals should be banned. There are several limits of free speech that protests at military funerals violate. One is Defamation defined as "Defamation—also calumny, vilification, and traducement—is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual person, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation. " Two is the right to privacy defined as "The right to privacy is a human right and an element of various legal traditions which may restrain both government and private party action that threatens the privacy of individuals" Next is fighting words "Fighting words are written or spoken words, generally expressed to incite hatred or violence from their target." As you can see not only is it immoral but violated several limits on free speech.

  • Funeral protesting should be banned

    Funeral protests should be banned, because funeral protesters are not showing any respect to the who had died. Plus, they are being very disrespectful to the people who are at the funeral paying their respects and mourning to either their to family members or people who served in the military or the U.S Army.

  • Families Need Appropriate Time and Space to Mourn at Funerals

    Funerals are a time for families to mourn the passing of loved ones, say their goodbyes and lay them to rest. In order to properly initiate the grieving cycle, friends and relatives need appropriate time and space. Protesters disrupt this process by adding undue stress to a very intense period through their presence. They, therefore, should not be allowed at funerals.

  • Funeral Protests Should Not Be Banned

    No, protests at funerals should not be banned. Though protesting at a funeral is certainly a tasteless thing to do, it is nevertheless free speech, and free speech in all of its forms must be protected. Therefore, banning protects at funerals, no matter how tasteless and tackey they are, should not be done.

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