June 26, 2005

Proposed Flag Burning Amendment

In light of the proposed Flag Burning Amendment (hello, Congress? Don't you have anything better to do?), I'd like to remind you of all of the thngs that can still be done to desecrate the flag and raise ire:

  1. Cut it into the shape of a beach towel and head to Florida to give it a spin.
  2. Paint parts of it the color of your favorite football team and fly it on Sundays.
  3. Sulfuric acid? (It's not fire)
  4. Hang it upside down
  5. Cut a big hole out of the middle. Instant poncho!
Or can you? From CNN: "The proposed one-line amendment to the Constitution reads, "The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States."

Perhaps "Flag Burning" has been attached to this too soon. I'd be careful wearing red, white, and blue together if this thing passes. You might be considered a desecrator. Or perhaps Congress will need to pass an amendment to define "desecration."

Desecration: blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character;

Like what this amendment would symbolically do to free speech?

Yeah, that.


Posted by hln at June 26, 2005 07:17 AM | RANT

This one makes me nuts! Flag burning... You know of course what the perscribed way of disposing of a flag that has outlived it's useful life is? BURN IT! Don't get me wrong, I'm not really for the desecration of the flag and I would certainly challenge someone burning a flag in my house or on my lawn. However, I'm not interested in yet another law or policy that legislates morality. Where oh where has personal responsibility gone...


Posted by: Robert C. Seifert at June 28, 2005 08:05 AM
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