Thursday, June 29, 2006
hunka, hunka burnin' flag
The Senate did not approve a vote on a constitutional flag-burning amendment. I have to say that I like Doug's sentiments on this.
I've always thought it funny, though, that people argue the act of burning the flag is something that is protected as free speech. I guess that burning the flag is a symbolic way to protest something, and is stronger than just saying, "I don't like [insert here] about America!"
Wow. I'm shocked. I've posted what is probably my explosive thing to date, and no reaction from any kind of Peanut Gallery. Maybe I need to make a clearer statement: While I myself have never participated in flag-burning and would never do it, I think it's patently ridiculous that some Americans believe it is patriotic to make a constitutional amendment against flag-burning.
There. Let's see if anything happens now....