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Military Deaths In America

Perhaps, no war in the history of America has generated more controversy over the manner in which those who have fallen in battle are treated. The Bush administration imposed a blackout on showing dead soldiers and even refused to allow photographs of returning caskets of those who died in the fighting. For some reason, those who have died are treated non-people after they are dead. Several communities have imposed laws prohibiting protests at the funerals of those who died, particularly since some religious sects have staged bizarre protests which include demonizing the fallen claiming they died because God punished them for defending a society which allows homosexuality.

A Kansas judge has ruled anyone can protest at a funeral and just because there are strange ideas society must allow them to surface. Death be not proud in a land which doesn’t want to see or hear from the dead.