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OK, everyone, it's legal now! Everyone grab a "Honk 4 Peace" sign---there are 62,900 images of them available online to copy from! Then get a couple friends and go out to your favorite street corner.
It's time. It's past time. We are in the 9th year of these wars, with thousands of dead and wounded Americans and probably somewhere close to a million foreign civilians who've been killed. Our national debt ceiling has just been raised to over $14 trillion, over twice what it was when George Bush took office, with 53 cents of every tax dollar now going to pay for the military and the wars.
If people would all speak out like this, it might be possible for we citizens to inspire our elected representatives to develop a little backbone to say no to funding the continuing wasteful, futile wars. Remember silence is complicity! We won't be disturbing the peace, we'll be disturbing the war!
Seems like the ACLU is nothing but a pain in the butt.
Stand on a corner and get people to honk their horns??
Guess the biker or pedestrian that gets run over will have a different view. How is a honk a minute NOT crying wolf when it comes to safety??
Certainly the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other recipients of U.S. invasion have not been experiencing much peace and quiet. If you think for just a minute about those who have lost their entire families to our drones or bombings, you might realize that you have very, very little to complain about.
How does a bunch of idiots honking their horns in Burnsville do anything to help the oppressed people of Iraq and Afghanistan???? How does the Iraqi gov't using chemical warfare against their own people help them? How does the Taliban terrorizing people in Afghanistan help them? Our government tiptoes into wars now so we don't offend anybody. If we would have gone in there with force and finished the job we would be done with both wars by now.
Seriously? How about start acting like adults, and reserve and respect the amendments for what they are. Going to court to have a car horn, which is a safety device, protected under the 1st amendment is shameful.
It'd be nice if these people could have put their time and effort into something worthwhile instead of promoting sophomoric behavior.
Do I have the right to express my political opinion by firing off a cannon in my front yard, in a residential neighborhood, right next to a school, across the street from a hospital, around the corner from a church?
The first problem was the idiotic consent decree that the city agreed to. The city ought to have the right to regulate honking not only for safety but for quality of life purposes. Regulations that infringe upon First Amendment rights will be upheld if they are content neutral and related to time, place and manner of expression. A reasonable restriction on how often a person honks would be valid. The city was stupid not to include something like that in the consent decree. The second problem was the city's failure to present evidence of a safety issue. I agree that it's possible that an excessive level of honking could present a safety issue, but the Judge can't assume that in the absence of evidence. Don't blame the Judge on this one, or even the honkers. The city blundered big time.
that you Mr. Tevlin for your writing on the Burnsville people trying to shut down those who are asking for Peace.
What a horrible waste of tax dollars by the police and courts.
As a mother of a soldier who is in Iraq I want to thank you. It is encouraging to know there are still Americans who are calling for an end to this illegal occupation. Bring the Troops Home Now
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