The Unrepentant Individual

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June 27, 2006


Flag-Burning Amendment

Doug discusses the flag-burning amendment before the Senate. Apparently 66 of the 67 necessary votes are locked up, and it’s just a matter of finding the 67th to ensure this Amendment goes to the states.

That reminds me. As a new homeowner, I need to head to the store to pick up a flagpole, mounting hardware, etc.

If this vote passes, I will not fly an American flag, I will fly my Gadsden.

I will not fly an American flag when our own government turns it into a meaningless symbol. Our flag is a symbol of the freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights, and this amendment spits on those freedoms.

When flag-burning is illegal, a much better symbol of liberty would be a burning flag. Since I don’t think I could bring myself to commit such an act, I simply won’t fly it at all.


Below The Beltway linked with Senate To Vote On Flag Burning Amendment Today
Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:45 am || Permalink || Comments (4) || Trackback URL || Categories: Constitution, Libertarianism, News, Personal Life, Politics

4 Comments

  1. [...] Update 2: Brad Warbiany has his own message for the Congresscritters forcing this Amendment of the Bill of Rights on us: I will not fly an American flag when our own government turns it into a meaningless symbol. Our flag is a symbol of the freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights, and this amendment spits on those freedoms. [...]

  2. This amendment is incredibly troubling. Many of the people we traffic with on the internet (myself included) figuratively “burn the flag” on a daily basis. How could a nation that touts freedom commit such an egregious act as restricting the freedom to believe, and state, whatever its citizens want? It’s downright mortifying. What next? Will we be forbidden from burning other symbols? It’s ludicrous.

    This is why I might move to New Zealand.

    Comment by Neal — June 27, 2006 @ 11:02 am
  3. If I am wrong, would someone tell me. I thought the proper way for the flag to be disposed of when it became dirty or tattered was to burn it, rather than to throw it in the trash. What are we to do now? Things I learned in elementary school about how and when to fly the flag, does not matter to many any more. So why do many get upset when a flag is burned in protest. How many flags on cars have I seen in tatters, flying in the rain or allowed to touch the ground during parades? Have the generations since the seventies know how to fold a flag? Scouts and the military being the exception. Our flag has become a logo, T-shirts, coffer cups, jeans deco, tattoos, etc. As a logo it takes only the meaning of the wearer, fashion, rebelion and sometime even patriotism.

    Comment by VRB — June 27, 2006 @ 4:09 pm
  4. I like your idea about flying the Gadsden in place of the Stars and Stripes. I’ll do the same, if this passes.

    Comment by Wulf — June 27, 2006 @ 5:33 pm

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