The Death of Common Decency

American Thinker

by: Frank Ryan

The Supreme Court ruled that the Westboro Baptist Church’s behavior in demonstrating at the funeral of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder was protected speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

The Court of Public Opinion must hold the demonstrators to a different standard.


Lance Corporal Snyder swore to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.  He died defending the very rights of the people who violated his and his family’s right to mourn.