Flag Burning

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    You support a constitutional amendment banning flag burning?


    What flags would be included? Only cloth flags of a certain size? What about small flags made in China like the kind that kids get at the 4th of July parade?


    What about a picture of a flag that was printed out on a piece of paper and then burned?


    And what would be the penalty? Would it be a Federal crime?
     
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    Can I burn the constiution? Is tht constitutional?
     
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    If people started burning Avatars...now that would be unacceptable!
     
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    Looks like no one is interested in discussing this.
     
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    Your questions illustrate well why such an amendment would be idiocy.

    And as Justice Brennan noted in Texas v. Johnson (1989):

    Such an amendment would clearly conflict with the fundamental principles expressed in the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights overall.
     
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    I don't see why not. Obama shits on it daily.
     
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    I, like any responsible American citizen, oppose any such amendment.
     
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    Technically speaking, the only proper way to dispose of an American flag is by burning it, at least for the military. Not in the manner done at protests though of course.
     
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    I support the proposed constitutional amendment backed by the American Legion which gives the congress the power to protect the American Flag from physical desecration.

    This proposed amendment has gone before the last 6 congresses and has come as close as one vote in the Senate to passing. The American Legion will continue to push for each congress to vote on this proposal.

    In the mean time I support anyones legal right to burn an American flag in protest. However if it is done in front of me I humbly request that someone come pay my bail..........
     
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    Tough talker.
     

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