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Location: South Jersey, United States

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Flag Desecration

This story I find a bit disturbing.

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.

I am 100% against an ammendment outlawing the desecration of the US Flag. Now, that opinion has nothing at all to do with the level of respect I have for the flag or the level of respect I have for this country. This is a free country. The flag is a symbol of this nation--a symbol, and that is all. People should be free to fly it or burn it, whatever they feel makes the statement that they would like to make. I might disagree with it, but that doesn't mean it should be banned.
We can not continue to try and legislate good taste/morals in this country and least of all can we legislate mandatory respect for the symbols of this country.


Blogger Horatio said...

The only day I will burn a flag is the day it is banned.

3:27 PM  

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