If at first you do not succeed, try, try again. Or realize you are wrong and stop wasting time. Without going too much into the details, since I already did an article on this, I’ll just sum it up. The flag is a symbol for our country, which is founded upon the ideals of the constitution and its amendments, one of which protects freedom of speech. The supreme court already ruled that burning the American flag is an expression of freedom of speech. That should be the end of story. Unfortunately, republicans are trying to grab a few “patriotic” votes by creating an amendment that would make it illegal to burn the flag. Why protect freedom of speech, when you can take it away and gain votes from it?
Since I am the apparent authority on ridiculing stupidity, I just have to say that the republicans are being really, really halfwitted with this. Why are they pushing this crap when North Korea is testing rockets that can not only hit the western United States, but that can carry nuclear warheadsÃ¢â‚¬â€warheads that they’ve created since we began our “war on terror.”
Speaking of which, what were the reasons we attacked Iraq? They supposedly had weapons of mass destruction? We know for a fact that N. Korea does. They supposedly had terrorist ties? We know for a fact that N. Korea does. They wouldn’t let UN inspectors come in to inspect? N. Korea won’t either! What’s the difference here? Oil? Republican business interests? I’m not advocating war, but for being the party that called Kerry a “flip-flopper” in nearly every ad they bought, the republican party could sure use some consistency… and maybe give an explanation or two.
It’s particularly funny that if our American flags were made in America instead of China, then every time an anti-American burned one, it would just be feeding our economy… instead of a country that fully supports N. Korea… an “Axis of evil” that the President Bush no longer seems concerned about.