Not all Republicans agree. In a recent press release the Republican Liberty Caucus asks "If these Senators stand in opposition to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in this case, then how can we trust them to respect our rights? Their oath of office requires them to defend the Constitution. They should not be asking the Supreme Court to violate anyone's freedom of speech."
The thirteen Republican Senators are: Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY), Bob Bennett (UT), John Barasso (WY), Sam Brownback (KS), Richard Burr (NC), Susan Collins (ME), Mike Crapo (ID), Chuck Grassley (IA), Mike Johanns (NE), George LeMieux (FL), Jim Risch (ID), Pat Roberts (KS) and David Vitter (LA). Most of these Senators have a history of voting against individual liberty and the best interests of the people again and again. Republicans in Utah have already voted Bob Bennett out of office in the primary, rejecting his big-government. anti-liberty record. These other Republicans who also seem not to understand the Constitution should take this as a warning that they will be held accountable as they come up for reelection in the next four years.
I certainly hope that the Supreme Court will not be swayed by the arguments of these political hacks and will remember that when it protects Fred Phelps' right to be offensive it also protects the right of every citizen to have and express their opinions, no matter how unpopular, without fear of interference or persecution.