Ok guys and gals, there has been a story ive been following for a couple of days now and it seems with recent events regarding that story i thought id show it to you if you have not already seen it.
To sum up, this woman went on a company trip to Arlington Cemetery and decided it was a grand idea to take a photo of herself pretending to scream and giving the finger in front of a sign reading "Silence and Respect". Now the debate has started on whether or not this is considered to be free speech. The funny part about the debate is the people who side with this being free speech claim nothing should happen to her. They are also telling the people who are upset that they should drop it and not say anything, which seems to be the very definition of "hypocrite". Im sure most could guess where i stand on this. I, like many other on this site, swore at one time or another to defend the constitution of the United States. In doing so its my duty to defend the rights of people like this to disrespect me. While that bothers me, it doesn't hold a candle to a person disrespecting someone who has died defending that constitution.
In the end i feel she should be found guilty of a crime because it is actually illegal to do things like this at Arlington:
32 CFR 553.22 - Visitors' rules for the Arlington National Cemetery.
(13) Engage in any disorderly conduct within the Cemetery grounds. For purposes of this section, a person shall be guilty of disorderly conduct if, with purpose to cause, or with knowledge that he is likely to cause, public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, he:
(i) Engages in, promotes, instigates, encourages, or aids and abets fighting, or threatening, violent or tumultuous behavior;
(ii) Yells, utters loud and boisterous language or makes other unreasonably loud noise;
(iii) Interrupts or disturbs a memorial service or ceremony;
(iv) Utters to any person present abusive, insulting, profane, indecent or otherwise provocative language or gesture that by its very utterance tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace;
(v) Obstructs movement on the streets, sidewalks, or pathways of the Cemetery grounds without prior authorization by competent authority;
(vi) Disobeys a proper request or order by the Superintendent, Cemetery special police, park police, or other competent authority to disperse or to leave the Cemetery grounds; or
(vii) Otherwise creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act not authorized by competent authority.