Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Burning Issue

Recently Americans had their panties in a twist again about the flag desecration amendment being put before parliament... again. More or less every two years the issue is raised, is passed by the House of Representatives, and is thrown down by the Senate. As it rightly should be, of course, because it's utterly stupid to propose an amendment to the constitution that is in direct contravention of another (in this case, the First Amendment).

But what I find funny about the whole thing is this: the amendment proposes banning the descration of the flag, which includes a lot of things but in the public eye is mostly focused on the act of burning the flag. Other methods of desecrating the flag include when it is torn, or when it is allowed to fall and touch the ground. When a flag is desecrated it must be disposed of in an approved manner. What is the approved manner of disposing of such flags, according to the US Federal Flag Code?

Burning them.


Blogger totalwaste said...

i love how american's "forget" that it's not only their right, but their DUTY to revolt in case of bad leadership; hence the right to bear arms. and to wield weapons, too.

the american people have the right to burn, tear, and piss on their flag: but the last thing the current government wants is a people who are free.

i'm not hinting at anything... oh no...

July 05, 2006 9:00 PM  

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