Question of the day: does a parent's pain (physical or mental) override someone else's right to "free speech"?  The Supreme Court started looking at that today in the case of Albert Snyder.  You may recall that Snyder's son was killed in Iraq, and that at his funeral, protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas parked themselves across the street from the cemetary and protested the event with chants and signs that read "God Hates America" and "Thank God For Dead Soldiers".  They loudly proclaimed that the American deaths were punishments for our immorality and tolerance of homosexuality and abortion.  Snyder originally sued the church for $11 million, but the amount was reduced to $5 million before the federal appeals court in Virginia voided the suit because the church members had a right to express themselves under the "freedom of speech" laws.  Today Snyder asked for the reinstatement of the $5 million judgement, but the Supreme Court is treading lightly on this one, in essence saying that while the church members' behavior was not in good taste, they had a right to say what they said, especially since they never entered the cemetary grounds and were on public property.  Whatever happened to respect for the dead?