Life's Better Ideas

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Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Flag burning

The flag burning amendment is back, according to The-Reaction. The Republicans seem to be getting stupider every day.

2 Comments:

Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings said...

Thanks for the link, David. I hope you enjoy The Reaction.

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Ian McEwen said...

Thanks Dave for pointing out this proposed amendment.

I find the whole issue of flag burning to be so complex with myriad points of view that it's easy to empathize with both supporters and detractors of such a law.

I am opposed to a flag burning amendment though. It sets a dangerous precident for eroding 1st amendment rights, and it may actually cause more instances of flag burning; as soon as it's illegal, many folks who otherwise would not consider burning a flag will do so just to prove they can exercise their freedom of speech in this way. It works the same way as books that become much more widely read as soon as they are censored.

7:28 AM  

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