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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Burn The Messenger Instead


Effort to outlaw flag burning fails in Senate

Tue Jun 27, 8:04 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday defeated by one vote an effort to change the Constitution to let Congress ban flag desecration, rejecting a politically charged issue backed by conservatives for the second time in a month.
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I heard John Kerry state on teevee last night in reference to flag burning:
"This is America. People have the right to be idiots."
Well, Kerry knows better than anyone who is an idiot. But this time he's right.

I would just as soon shoot someone as look at them for burning the flag. I still believe that if you don't like it here, you can always leave. But if you stay, it's your responsibility to make the best of it. Work to change what isn't right. Don't fucking insult the rest of us who are proud of this country. Doing something stupid like this should at least, get you a good beating.

I found this interesting though. Something I didn't know. According to this site, Dubya could make it illegal if he wanted:
Flag Rules and Regulations

United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1 — The Flag

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§10. Modification of rules and customs by President

Any rule or custom pertaining to the display of the flag of the United States of America, set forth herein, may be altered, modified, or repealed, or additional rules with respect thereto may be prescribed, by the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, whenever he deems it to be appropriate or desirable; and any such alteration or additional rule shall be set forth in a proclamation
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2 comments:

As always... Rachael said...

Flag burning is more protesting the government than hating the country. And to be antagonizing. It is our duty to challenge to governetn. I would never burn a flag or any American symbol but I think enough time has been wasted on the topic. We have so many bigger fish to fry.

curmudgeon said...

That's why we have elected officials, from our mayors, representatives, senators, on up. We're supposed to choose who represents us, and let them know what we like or don't.
I'm guessing most flag burners don't even vote.