Does burning the American flag really make any sense?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (17 posts)
  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Credence2 profile image81
      Credence2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. colorfulone profile image84
      colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12506653_f248.jpg

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        .

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Alternative Prime profile image67
      Alternative Primeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        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)

        1. Alternative Prime profile image67
          Alternative Primeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          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 ~

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
            Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            (<" 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. lol)

            1. Alternative Prime profile image67
              Alternative Primeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              But absolutely true ~

          2. colorfulone profile image84
            colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            "This must be addressed by ALL rational Americans in the next presidential election" -- For sure, people need to wake up!

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    "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….

  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    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.

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    If the flag is not a symbol of freedom of speech what IS it a symbol of?

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    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…
    it says:
    "Nopers, Dudes, we do not value all the good things the flag symbolizes!"
    it says,
    "We are dopes!
    it says,
    "We are ungrateful stupid idiots."
    etc.


    Yay for freedom of speech.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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...
      ESPECIALLY
      "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.)

  7. Michael-Milec profile image60
    Michael-Milecposted 3 years ago

    Poor souls! Haters of themselves, bellow human dignity ( animals won't be  burning a flag ) irresponsible, lazy to occupy with productive results, only ignoramuses would make 'sense" out of  nonsense of  burning the American flag, any  flag ...

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)