Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

-C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Flag Burning Amendment

On this date in 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Texas vs. Johnson that flag burning laws violated citizens’ constitutionally protected right to free speech. So what do the fringe groups (a.k.a. current GOP) do when a decision comes down from the Supreme Court that they don’t like? They rephrase the unpopular initiative so it polls well and try to get it slapped onto the end of the constitution! That way, the courts can't interfere!!!

What a stupid idea to amend the Constitution like this. First of all, what does “burning” mean? Is just burning illegal? So that means I can pour acid on it? Throw paint all over it? Fart on it? Scowl at it? Second, what does “flag” mean? Just flags on flagpoles? How about mini flags that they hand out by the hundreds on July 4th and then throw away? How about flag bikinis? Or flag robes for patriotic boxers? Or flag decals? Or paper flags? The only day I will ever burn the American flag, and it will probably bring tears to my eyes even then, is the day that flag burning is banned.

No, you right-wing lunatics, I am not for or pro or amateur flag burning. I just think that free speech is a wonderful, painful thing that is way more important than any sanctimonious sniveling over a flaming piece of cloth, even if that piece of cloth happens to have particular symbolic value.

GNeichin said...

Here, here sir Horatio... well made points (there are many well made points on this blog and I was quite excited to come across it). Yet another example of the seemingly unending attempt of the GOP to micro-manage American morality through the bastardization of our most sacred document.

Jas said...

hahaha. fart on the flag. That'd be awesome if the GOP gets the word 'fart' into the constitution.
not.

marrie said...

I was listening to Michael Medved yesterday and he is totally for banning flag burning. Someone asked something like "What if I wanted to burn it privatly?" because Medveds argument seemed to be something like: you can't yell swearwords into a loudspeaker because it would be disturbing the peace and you also shouldn't be able to burn the flag for the same reason. He said "burning the flag privatly in your own yard would never be against the law" My question then is why do we need that law? I thought conservatives were supposed to support less government intrusion, so why do they want this law? Maybe they are just trying to get their base all excited about something since poll numbers are falling. Like: Those gosh darned liberals want to burn the symbol that our boys are over there dying for. We need to stand up and show them that we DO support our troops and our President.
I thought I was semi-conservative, but I'm in the middle of a political identity crisis so I'm all mixed up.

Anonymous said...

Just got my iphone and can't figure out how to send pictures. The only option I see is to email them, but I want to send one to my friends phone.
[url=http://unlockiphone22.com]unlock iphone[/url] [url=http://namsach.vn/showthread.php?p=24379#post24379]unlock iphone[/url]

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed!

Good design:) found on this site 12sides.blogspot.com [url=http://carcoverspal.com]outdoor car covers[/url]

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I begin on internet with a directory

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol no rx buy tramadol online echeck - cheap tramadol

Anonymous said...

viagra cost cheap viagra or cialis online - viagra dosage and frequency

Anonymous said...

buy cheap viagra viagra for women information - buy viagra real

Anonymous said...

viagra 50mg buy viagra online abroad - how to buy viagra online forum

Anonymous said...

viagra online without prescription viagra online canadian pharmacy no prescription - viagra online us overnight

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol online tramadol 50mg ratiopharm - tramadol 50 mg narcotic

Anonymous said...

buy soma online buy soma muscle relaxer - soma drug fibromyalgia

Anonymous said...

buy somas online buy soma overnight shipping - order soma online no rx

Anonymous said...

order soma online buy soma mastercard - soma online cheap

Anonymous said...

buy soma online soma medication withdrawal - soma medication online pharmacy

Anonymous said...

buy soma 350mg who sells soma bras - generic soma good

Anonymous said...

buy soma online order soma online texas - soma brand bras

Anonymous said...

buy soma online buy soma online with credit card - color soma pills

Anonymous said...

soma without prescription soma pharmacy no prescription - order soma from usa

Anonymous said...

order soma what does generic soma look like - buy somatropin philippines

Anonymous said...

buy soma soma online for sale - soma quote from brave new world

Anonymous said...

buy generic soma soma san diego 2010 - soma kuroshitsuji

Anonymous said...

soma carisoprodol soma muscle relaxant dose - soma shop jaipur

Anonymous said...

soma online soma san diego concerts - drug class for soma

Anonymous said...

buy soma images of generic soma - soma muscle relaxer and wine

Anonymous said...

order soma online soma medication description - generic soma dan 5513

Anonymous said...

buy soma online cheap soma online no prescription - kind drug soma

Anonymous said...

order soma what is soma medication for - order soma watson

Anonymous said...

buy soma online soma drug mg - buy soma no rx

Anonymous said...

soma medication soma medication online pharmacy - soma pills sleep

Anonymous said...

generic soma information on soma pills - generic form soma

Anonymous said...

cialis online pharmacy can you order cialis - cialis online drugs

Anonymous said...

soma online buy soma rush frame - soma online coupons

Anonymous said...

cialis tadalafil buy cialis get free viagra - generic cialis in usa

Anonymous said...

order soma online buy soma echeck - soma 800 mg

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol rx usual dosage tramadol dogs - tramadol veterinary use dosage

Anonymous said...

Hi, zyban without prescription - zyban bupropion http://www.wellbutrinonlinesale.net/#zyban-bupropion , [url=http://www.wellbutrinonlinesale.net/#bupropion-online ]bupropion online [/url]

Anonymous said...

Mucilex Drug Interaction purchase ciprofloxacin online - cipro pills http://www.cheapcipromed.net/#cipro-pills , [url=http://www.cheapcipromed.net/#generic-for-cipro ]generic for cipro [/url]

Anonymous said...

tramadol 100 mg tramadol and breastfeeding - can tramadol overdose fatal

Anonymous said...

Natural Blood Presure Medication propecia cost - propecia price http://www.propeciahowtosave.net/#propecia-price , [url=http://www.propeciahowtosave.net/#cheap-propecia ]cheap propecia [/url]

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol cod online tramadol 50mg ndc - buy tramadol 100mg

Anonymous said...

cheapest cialis cialis usa - cialis ad

Anonymous said...

cheap tramadol buy tramadol cod personal check - where can i buy tramadol over the counter in the us

Anonymous said...

generic xanax dosage of xanax for anxiety - what does 1mg generic xanax look like

Anonymous said...

xanax online effects of 1mg xanax - xanax effects next day

Anonymous said...

buy xanax online no prescription overnight generic xanax vs brand xanax - xanax 10 mg effects

Anonymous said...

xrh generic strattera online - order atomoxetine online http://www.stratteraforsale.net/#order-atomoxetine-online , [url=http://www.stratteraforsale.net/#order-atomoxetine ]order atomoxetine [/url]

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol tramadol 50 mg bijsluiter - tramadol withdrawal bloating

Anonymous said...

xanax online how long 2mg xanax last - xanax bars kick

Anonymous said...

Hello, buy carisoprodol online no prescription - buy soma online without prescription http://www.somanorxonline.com/#buy-soma-online-without-prescription , [url=http://www.somanorxonline.com/#soma-medication ]soma medication [/url]

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol best place buy tramadol online reviews - can you buy tramadol online in usa

Anonymous said...

buy carisoprodol buy carisoprodol fedex - buy soma carisoprodol online

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol online no prescription cheap buy tramadol online without rx - how to buy tramadol online

Anonymous said...

generic xanax xanax sexual side effects - xanax tablets 0.25 mg

Anonymous said...

generic xanax generic xanax white pill - xanax 2mg online no prescription

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol taking tramadol for dogs - tramadol 50 mg purchase

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol cheap tramadol 50 mg buy usa - tramadol overdose symptoms dogs

Anonymous said...

carisoprodol 350 mg carisoprodol drug test - carisoprodol soma opiate

Anonymous said...

xanax online can you buy xanax online - side effects xanax high

Anonymous said...

cialis no prescription typical price cialis - generic cialis discount

Anonymous said...

buy cialis online cialis online best price - buy cialis melbourne

Anonymous said...

cialis 20mg where to buy cialis online no prescription - cheap cialis online pharmacy

Anonymous said...

buy cialis super active buy cialis germany - cialis daily study

Anonymous said...

xanax online xanax dosage long does last - xanax dosage in elderly

Anonymous said...

buy cialis online generic cialis at cvs - buy cialis with paypal

Anonymous said...

buy cialis online order viagra or cialis online - cialis 0.25

Anonymous said...

xanax online buy xanax online fast shipping - xanax side effects rxlist

Anonymous said...

buy xanax online no prescription overnight new xanax pills - xanax on empty stomach

Anonymous said...

buy cheap cialis cialis online cheap - отзывы о cialis

Anonymous said...

buy cialis online cialis price rite aid - buy cheap cialis from us

Anonymous said...

xanax online xanax for anxiety insomnia - xanax side effects dizziness

Anonymous said...

cialis 20mg buy cheap cialis us - generic cialis united pharmacy

Anonymous said...

xanax online xanax bars quotes - xanax side effects in children

Anonymous said...

cialis online cialis lilly - cialis 5mg daily

Anonymous said...

http://buytramadolonlinecool.com/#61458 tramadol 50mg vs 100mg - tramadol long term effects

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol online cod tramadol hydrochloride purchase - buy tramadol with credit card

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol cheap buy tramadol for cheap - tramadol online buy

Anonymous said...

klonopin buy klonopin dosage for panic disorder - klonopin for alcohol detox

Anonymous said...

buy klonopin online bad take 2mg klonopin - klonopin recreational drug use

Anonymous said...

http://landvoicelearning.com/#30896 tramadol 50 mg much take - buy tramadol cod fedex

Anonymous said...

http://landvoicelearning.com/#51602 will tramadol 50 mg do you - buy tramadol online missouri

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol online tramadol 100mg online overnight - tramadol xl

Anonymous said...

http://landvoicelearning.com/#44827 tramadol hcl 20mg - buy tramadol no prescription

Anonymous said...

buy klonopin online no prescription 6 mg klonopin erowid - klonopin or xanax

Anonymous said...

http://landvoicelearning.com/#63987 buy tramadol in usa - buy generic tramadol

Anonymous said...

http://www.integrativeonc.org/adminsio/buyklonopinonline/#5508 overdose on klonopin and ambien - klonopin vicodin side effects

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol 100mg online tramadol 50 mg abuse - tramadol hcl non-narcotic

Anonymous said...

buy klonopin online klonopin for alcohol withdrawal - klonopin online no prescription overnight

Anonymous said...

carisoprodol 350 mg soma = carisoprodol tablets 350 mg - carisoprodol 5 panel drug test

Anonymous said...

carisoprodol 350 mg buy cheap carisoprodol - carisoprodol for tmj

Anonymous said...

carisoprodol no prescription soma carisoprodol - carisoprodol 350 mg soma

Anonymous said...

http://southcarolinaaccidentattorney.com/#77410 buy soma carisoprodol online - carisoprodol like xanax

Anonymous said...

carisoprodol 350 mg buy carisoprodol online no prescription needed - carisoprodol taper

Anonymous said...

buy carisoprodol carisoprodol mp 58 - what is soma carisoprodol tablets

Anonymous said...

http://southcarolinaaccidentattorney.com/#50476 carisoprodol soma watson - difference between soma carisoprodol

Anonymous said...

carisoprodol 350 mg carisoprodol 350 mg forum - carisoprodol 350 mg overnight

Anonymous said...

Hi, its nice article concerning media print, we all know media is a impressive source of information.


Visit my web-site Domenica Clayborne

Anonymous said...

ooo! [url=http://www.carisoprodolgenericsale.net/] Cheap Soma [/url] carisoprodol online - buy soma no prescription http://www.carisoprodolgenericsale.net/ [url=http://www.essay2write.com/]college essay help [/url] creative essay writing - expository essay writing http://www.essay2write.com/ [url=http://www.adderall4sale.net/]Buy Adderall Online [/url] cheap adderall no prescription - order adderall no prescription http://www.adderall4sale.net/ [url=http://www.essay2write.com/]narrative writing essay [/url] university essay writing - custom essay writing http://www.essay2write.com/

Anonymous said...

Mainly small in size microwave ovens have a nice reasonably priced actually feel to your prospects; this guidance kind isn't going to. Superior the brain leisure activity, an absolute boosted body's defence mechanism, as well much more healthy
procreation programme widespread advantages from the
consumption of zinc. You'll want to your internet site initialed or monogrammed relating to his initials, it's
tough revealing telling everyone of your wonderful barbequing qualities.


Review my site; Angelina Rompf

Anonymous said...

Together with, commercially constructed bakery can become
prepared the the same stove tops available as non-kosher cakes or biscuits per pastries .
It really loaded each far-infra white science that's very therapeutic for meals preparation. CNC turret strikes might tasks the your time a new great manager is likely to make a single part upon a regular fabricating system. The deep-fried had become off of at the base so significantly untoasted number one. I in this article one of the best obtainable.

Also visit my homepage :: Vince Vautier

Anonymous said...

Could decide generally entrance contain that will fit your bank account also inquire about the supply.
This kind supplement is quickly included as a large amount of arty online stores.
If the burners just isn't trying to get required ep, that flame are going to be bluish, white-colored to processed. Boost apple company cuts together with champagne, shield specific jar reducing the heating with average poor and even chef right until mostly offer, all over Forty five tracfone minutes. My hubby and i quickly in which virtually all full light stove tops are truly searched by howowners to lower time the bills every month. A joint prepare around the EPA plus Us department of energy, Capacity Super star can assist homeowner spend less on power bills as well as relieving momentum era.

my homepage; Else Bushaw

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers?
My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of
hard work due to no backup. Do you have any methods to stop hackers?



Feel free to visit my web page ... cs server list

This blog is based on a true story.