Flag Burning Amendment Fails!

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    The Senate vote fell 1 short of meeting the 67 yes votes required for the amendment to pass Congress and go on to the states.
     
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    Sorry, but good. This is not something we need an amendment for. Do I think someone burning our flag is an idiot? Yes. Thank him for pointing that out to me, I'll be sure to ignor whatever it is he's ragging about.

    Another nonsensical plea to the conservative base, though one that seemed to stand a chance of going through.

    We are strong enough to deal with the moonbats, they don't frighten me nearly as much as those that appear sane, like Murtha.
     
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    I'm quite sure it would have been one of those 'feel-good-non-enforcable' type bills, right?
     
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    I doubt they were going to jail someone for burning the flag or waving a tattered one or sitting on a chair with the flag decorating it.

    So a constitutional amendment that would result in fines? I don't think that is where we want to go.
     
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    It's sad it only failed by 1 vote.
     
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    The media has been saying for days, it would pass or fail by 1 vote. I am a very patriotic person. I'd have plenty to say if I saw the flag being abused. However, I don't think a constitutional amendment is the way to deal with this.

    An ass kicking, I can see that. (I couldn't do it, but I can understand it.)
    A real mouthing off to the asshats, sure. ;) That I could accomplish.
    Being hauled in by the cops for disturbing the peace, sure. Nothing will probably come of it, but heh, it inconveinences them.

    But not an amendment.
     
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    I agree.I'm shocked it was only one vote. Time to clean house. Senate too.
     
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    Flag burning should be a crime, with penalties of "severe beatings" enforceable by vigilante groups only. :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:
     
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    November should be very interesting.
     
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    November is going to be really SCARY. All the disgruntled conservatives are fragmenting which leaves the door open for the Dems. It's EXACTLY how Clinton got into office. If we're looking for "The 90s Part Deux," it's on the horizon.

    As I recall, Congress was as ineffective and gridlocked then as now.
     

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