g8trz2003 Posted September 16, 2003 Share Posted September 16, 2003 We discussed different cases involving freedom of speech in my Poli Sci class today and yesterday. One that stood out for me was crossburning. Do yall think it is protected under the 1st Ammendment. The Supreme Court decided in the case (I think it was a guy in VA) that states could ban crossburning if it was intended to be intimidating. I think the case won 6-3, but 4 of the 6 who voted to ban it also said that it is alright to burn a cross and if you can prove it was not for intimidation. Now, as for how I feel. I feel cross-burning, the KKK, lynchmobs, etc. are wrong. But, I do feel that if a guy wants to burn a cross IN HIS OWN yard, then he can if he wants. I dont think it is necessarily intimidating if it is in his own yard. If anything, it will keep people from comin around his house. Thats just what I think. I'm interested to hear what others have to say. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.