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united nations make a chain; every link is Freedom's name; keep your hand on the plow, hold on

Posted on 2005.23.06 at 16:01
How I feel about it all: enragedpatriotic
Soundtrack: Pete Seeger - Hold On (Hand on the Plow)
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House Approves Move to Ban Flag Burning

I would never, ever burn an American flag, or any flag. But it seems to me that freedom of speech is a constitutional right, and freedom of expression is a fundamental one. Hopefully, the U.S. Senate will agree.

Oh, and this is fun, too. (link from patchfire)


the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2005-06-23 20:17 (UTC) ()
The election didn't make me want to give up on my country.

Some days, though, I wonder where my breaking point is.
falconcat at 2005-06-23 20:36 (UTC) ()
I would never burn a flag either. That isn't the point. To me it's taking yet another freedom away from us. This country is really starting to scare me.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-06-23 20:47 (UTC) ()
It's been scaring me for a while. THESE PEOPLE IN POWER DO NOT GET IT AT ALL.
falconcat at 2005-06-23 21:00 (UTC) ()
They get it. They just don't care.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-06-23 21:12 (UTC) ()
I wonder, though, whether Dubya gets it, or whether he really believes the crap he's spewing.
Marie Antoinette's pastry slave
mark356 at 2005-06-23 23:02 (UTC) ()
I don't understand. I thought that it was part of the Flag Code to show respect for the flag by burning them when they were worn out rather than, say, throwing them in the trash.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-06-24 01:14 (UTC) ()
I think that's Flag Etiquette TM, rather than the act of burning a flag in protest.

I think that when a government starts banning protest, it's starting to rule by fear. And in a way, it works, 'cause geez. This is scary.
peacey at 2005-06-24 10:34 (UTC) ()
I find even the *thought* of burning our flag revolting and reprehensible. But. It is a form of free speech and needs to be protected. What scares me more than this though, is the Supreme Court's decision to allow cities and communities to seize your home (compensating you at "fair market value, whatever that is) if they determine it would be economically beneficial to the community (i.e to build a hotel, community center, offices, etc). How can this be constitutional???
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-06-24 13:29 (UTC) ()
How can this be constitutional???

I honestly dno't know. When I was a kid the town took a piece of our yard to build a sidewalk. I guess that's understandable (and different than building condos or offices), but even then I thought that it wasn't quite right.

And you're right. I'd never burn a flag, from any country. But I want the right to do it. Because last time I looked, freedom of speech was a constitutional right.
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