Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Senate Bill 4042

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This bill has passed through the house and is now on the Presidents desk. Soon to become law. Hooah!


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It appears that something worthwhile has come out of the senate. Let me introduce you to Senate Bill 4042.
The article is a few days old, but was published in our local newspaper. Here is a snipet:

Published Friday, December 08, 2006
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday sponsored by Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., that prohibits protesters at the funerals of fallen U.S. soldiers.

The legislation was largely in response to the funeral protests led by the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas. Church members have been picketing the funerals under the belief that U.S. soldiers are dying because of America's acceptance of homosexuality.


I have encountered these people personally and they are serious as sin. The things they say are ridiculous and not worth repeating here. I lined up with the Patriot Guard Riders in Fargo, ND at a NDARNG soldier's funeral to block the processions view of these whackos. I have never been so enraged in my life. To the credit of ND citizens though, about 250 people showed up just to encircle the church and block the view of the picketers. It was a great scene, there were flags a-plenty.
A quote from the story...

“It sickens me to see our fallen soldiers being dishonored by protesters,” Conrad said in a release. “No one deserves this. It must stop, and it must stop now.”

Although I despise Sen. Conrad, he makes a good point. Nobody deserves this. Especially not our brave soldiers. I hope this is the end of the Kansas Psycho's...

The bill is on it's way to the House for consideration.

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It sure took the Senate long enough. However, I am not convinced that even this will deter those people. They are truly a very nutty bunch. The whole family is just about all lawyers and make up the majority members of their Church.

The town where they live is very intimidated by them. They are highly effective at doing what they want amd excellant lawyers. They are highly effective at winning.

Look up this guy's bio. It is a shocker.

If he doesn't appeal you can bet the ACLU will. They are always ready to make sure that the majority or some innoent suffers at their hands.
 
devildog I agree with you, but at least it's a good start. For once our congress critters actually did a good thing.
 
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