Thursday, January 25, 2007

A Good Law

North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven signs a military funeral buffer zone bill today. The new law says protesters have to stay at least 300 feet feet away from a funeral location, and they can't demonstrate an hour before the funeral, or within an hour afterwards. Looking on during the signing are friends and family of some of North Dakota's soldiers who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Standing next to Hoeven is Rep. Bette Grande, R-Fargo. Grande was the prime sponsor of the bill. (AP Photo)

1 comment:

Virgie Bell said...

See what I mean about heart and compassion? It's missing in these people.

How can anyone think a funeral is the time and place for anything but the sharing of sorrow, and to perhaps ease some burden.

This is a good law, but my goodness the amount of time and energy and cost that must be spent on law, when common sense and a sense of self dignity should just naturally rule.