Flag Burning - Oh, the Irony

In my last post, Quran Anti-Defilement Rule, I asked: "We can rip up Bibles and burn American flags (as we darn well should be able to do legally). So why is defiling the Quran a no-no?"

Well shut my mouth - maybe we don't: Vote on flag desecration may be 'cliffhanger'. According to that article, "The Senate may be within one or two votes of passing a constitutional amendment to ban desecration of the U.S. flag, clearing the way for ratification by the states, a key opponent of the measure said Tuesday."

Sorry guys - it's just a brightly colored piece of cloth.

Oh, I hear you - "...represents all we've fought and died for... blood of the patriots... gave their lives for freedom... and so on." I know. But we all recognize that the flag merely represents these things. And we all know that proponents of no-American-flag-burning laws or amendments aren't against burning a piece of cloth - they're against what it stands for because of what that cloth represents. In short, they're against people having the right to express whatever sentiment the burning of such a symbol represents. They're against the expression.

I'll tell you this: If such an amendment ever goes through, the flag should be burned. Every single American flag out there ought to be burned.

As for the lawmakers who support it: they should be captured as terrorists, secretly deported to a real prison camp (not the "gulag" of Guantanamo Bay), and beaten and tortured for the rest of their natural lives. I think that's being fairly generous.

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