Friday, May 18, 2007

Banning Names of War Dead in War Protests

Despite serious constitutional questions, states are beginning to ban anti-war items featuring the names of dead troops. Oklahoma and Louisiana have passed laws. Texas and Florida are waiting for Governors to sign or veto their versions. And Arizona's legislature is working on their own bill. From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

"In many cases, the target of their ire is Dan Frazier, a Flagstaff, Ariz., man who sells T-shirts online that list the names of 3,155 U.S. military personnel killed in Iraq. The shirts bear slogans such as 'Bush Lied -- They Died' and 'Support Our Remaining Troops -- Bring the Rest Home Alive.'"

Mr Frazier says the laws ban his free speech rights to speak out against the Iraq War. (Seattle P-I)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To Dan Frazier

You have the right of free speech to speak out against the war but the families of those killed have rights too! You are receiving a profit for your so-called "free speech" at the expense of the family's rights. I hope you get sued!