Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I'm Sorry, Since When Do Laws Only Apply To "Certain" People?

Oh, I see, only when republicans are offended?
H.R. 5037, the "Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act," which prohibits certain demonstrations at cemeteries under the control of the National Cemetery Administration and at Arlington National Cemetery, and provides for punishment of such demonstrations as misdemeanors.
What does he mean by "certain demonstrations" exactly?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another use for google?

H R 5037 Summary:

Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act - Prohibits a person from carrying out a demonstration: (1) at a cemetery under the control of the National Cemetery Administration or at Arlington National Cemetery, unless the demonstration has been approved by the cemetery superintendent or director; or (2) within 500 feet of a cemetery at which a funeral or memorial service is to be held, for a period beginning 60 minutes before and ending 60 minutes after the funeral or service, if such demonstration includes any individual making noise or a diversion that disturbs the peace or good order of the funeral or service.

Amends the federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for violations of such prohibitions.

Expresses the sense of Congress that each state should enact legislation to restrict demonstrations near any military funeral.


Certain religious nutters were inviting themselves to military funerals and declaring in essence that the recently deceased was going to hell. After a few funerals like this, counter-demonstrators appeared, folks riding hogs desireous of preserving decorum.