I am so confused.
What is the point of burning the American flag?
What do these demonstrators hope to accomplish/communicate?
http://nypost.com/2015/06/30/cop-haters … -nyc-park/
Furthermore, a flag-burning demonstration is abuse of freedom of speech and should be legally prohibited…
if you ask me, (which no one did.)
http://civilliberty.about.com/od/freesp … urning.htm
The demonstrators should pool their money and travel to some other country, at least.
We all know what "the flag" represents, but rights that it represents and stands for are more important than the cloth itself. Unless the flag that they burn is private property, they have the right to this form of speech though heinous it may be.
Conservatives certainly tend to take your side of the issue.
It seems to be a place where US Nationalism and Extreme Islam meet--wanted the right to ban disrespect of designated symbols (Mohammed and the Flag).
As to why they are doing it, they are anarchists and so against all institutions including government.
Actually, it sounds like a pretty accurate description of the conservative GOP ~
Anti-Establishment ~ Anti-Government ~ Anti-Institution ~ Anti-Progress ~ Anti-Rules & Regs ~ Anti-Cohesiveness ~ Antics & Filibuster Tactics to Undermine & Sabatage Legistlative Actions ~ etc
The Grand 'Ol Party is a bunch of corrupted individuals who have grown fat in their self-righteousness, lazy in their comfort, and lax in their morals.
Why? Cuz they've been there too long. They should go home… the party is over.
( Hint: term limits)
I agree with your sentiment that the GOP is definately obsolete, however they still remain as a nuisance and even 'Danger" while in office ~ Their irrational behavior and insane willingness to sacrifice our national values and financial well being can be considered criminal ~
They usually don't burn flags but try to burn our national fabric of Cohesiveness & Stability ~ This is a much worse offense against the majority ~
This must be addressed by ALL rational Americans in the next presidential election ~
(<" They usually don't burn flags but try to burn our national fabric of Cohesiveness & Stability ~ This is a much worse offense against the majority ~">
Good steer, but no cigar. )
"This must be addressed by ALL rational Americans in the next presidential election" -- For sure, people need to wake up!
"Outside the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, Gregory Lee Johnson burned a flag in protest against President Ronald Reagan's policies. He was arrested under Texas' flag desecration statute. In its 5-4 ruling in Texas v. Johnson, the Supreme Court struck down flag desecration laws in 48 states by ruling that flag desecration is a constitutionally protected form of free speech."
http://civilliberty.about.com/od/freesp … urning.htm
And yet the flag is a symbol of freedom of speech. Rather ironic if you ask me... which no one….
I don't think the flag is specifically a symbol of free speech, it represents the country--so if people think the country has become something disreputable they use the flag in protest. I don't think it is something I would ever do, but freedom of speech is in the constitution as a near-absolute right.
If the flag is not a symbol of freedom of speech what IS it a symbol of?
The flag symbolizes all the good things that we are in America and all the good things that we have.
Are these good and great things not valued?
When nut jobs burn the flag…
"Nopers, Dudes, we do not value all the good things the flag symbolizes!"
"We are dopes!
"We are ungrateful stupid idiots."
Yay for freedom of speech.
I agree Michael-Milec.
Flag burners of any country where one lives merely proclaims, (as you stated):
"We are irresponsible!"
"We are too lazy to occupy ourselves with productive results!"
"We are ignoramuses!"
Those are a good etc.s, Michael-Milec...
"We are "below human dignity!"
The founding fathers and ALL those who have fought for this nation since its birth would certainly agree. So MOVE, you America haters! Go to where you would be happier for gosh sakes! GO! (But, don't burn their flags either.)
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