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All I will say about the flag desecration amendment

I would never burn a flag unless it was illegal to do so.

8 Responses to “All I will say about the flag desecration amendment”

  1. SayUncle : Wait, that’s a crime? Says:

    […] ges because the law is Constitutionally questionable at best. And I guess, since I said this, I have to burn a flag now.
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  2. aporitic Says:

    Agreed. I burn my first flag five minutes after it becomes illegal to do so. It no longer stands for freedom once it stands for the coercive power of the state.

  3. tgirsch Says:

    Hey, it seems to me I’ve seen this remark somewhere before… 😉

  4. SayUncle Says:

    I guess I could have linked that comment.

  5. cube Says:

    I concur.

  6. Xrlq Says:

    I’ll never cut off my to spite my face unless some idiot legislature passes a stupid, fascist law prohibiting the off-cutting of own noses for purposes of face-spiting. If they ever do, off with my nose. That’ll show ’em! Er, I mean, that’ll show my face.

  7. _Jon Says:

    On a serious note, the proposed amendment states that Congress shall define desecration and punishment.

    Not just burning – anything those lawmakers choose to define. If I have a shirt with a flag on it, and I spill something on it, is that descration?

    Or if my flag is displayed properly, but has some wear to it (due to weather and age – discounting retiring old flags), will I go to jail? If I put a flag up, and the wind causes a slight tear in it, is that desecration?

    I saw a row of flags along main street in a small town over the weekend. One of the flags had a piece of duct tape to keep it from unravelling further. Who goes to jail for that?

    We’ve got enough bullcrap nanny-state laws. We don’t need more.

  8. xx y Says:

    I would never burn a flag in protest, unless it was illegal to do so.

    Burning can be a respectful way to dispose of worn flag.