Flag Burning Amendment isn’t about Burning Flags

This post was written by marc on June 27, 2006
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

The so called Flag Burning amendment doesn’t have anything more to do with flag burning than the Patriot Act has to do with patriotism. People are led to think that the purpose of this amendment is to stop people from burning flags, but it is not. The true purpose is to criminalize any behavior that the government doesn’t like by broadly interpreting the concept of “flag desecration” to mean any form of expression that they consider unpatriotic. Please tell your senator that this is just a cynical attempt to undermine freedom.

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