Jun
28
2013

Tweet of the Day, Embrace The Healing Power of ‘And.’ edition.

Although I’ll score that one as the Democrats being slightly more idiotic about this. Slightly.

 

Team Elephant, and all that.

Moe Lane

PS: Burning an American flag is an immoral and insulting act.  It is, alas, also a generally-recognized method of communicating a specific idea, and as such is in fact covered by the First Amendment.  There’s no freaking point in arguing that by now.

5 Comments

  • Kyle Haight says:

    My question for both sides, in light of the ongoing debate over immigration: Is burning a Mexican flag an act of constitutionally-protected free speech or a vicious hate crime that should be criminally prosecuted?

  • Finrod says:

    I will say that I found Bill Buckley’s reasoning for passing a constitutional amendment banning flag-burning compelling: namely that the populace needs reminding that the people are the final say as to our laws and Constitution, not the Supreme Court. The flag-burning amendment he was proposing didn’t even ban flag-burning, it just made it clear that Congress had the power to ban it if it wanted to.

  • Patrick Thomas says:

    Could we equate the burning of a U.S. flag, not in the process of disposal, as fighting words?

  • LiberExMachina says:

    Sorry for jumping in on this, but I need to point out that the PS should read:
    “Burning an American flag is an immoral and insulting act [unless you are properly retiring one that can no longer wave (faded beyond recognition, seams busted, edges frayed, et cetera)].”
    Well worn flags deserve their viking-esque funeral.
    But, yeah, burning flags for the purposes of says “[Expletive deleted] you, America!” or “I’m at a protest!” is repugnant.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Yes, true. I’ve always wanted a retirement method for flags that was more… appropriate… though. And by ‘appropriate’ I mean ‘involved with killing Bad Guys.’

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