“I was delighted to learn that American politicians are trying to make
it illegal to burn the American flag. That can only mean that my
dedicated public servants have finally solved the problems of crime,
drugs, war, poverty, terrorism, healthcare, immigration, and the
mystery of why our children are such idiots compared to Norwegians.
Evidently those issues are now under control…
I consider myself a highly patriotic guy and I understand how people can get worked up over the flag being burned. I love my flag. But symbols are personal things, and everyone is free to interpret them however they see fit. For me, a flag that I’m NOT allowed to burn is a symbol that the government is too intrusive in my life. And it’s an insult to anyone who died to defend freedom. But that’s just me. You might prefer your symbols of freedom to have as many restrictions as possible.”
So I was going to write about this whole flag burning amendment a couple of days ago when it was voted down, but I have been busy and now Mr. Adams has beat me too it. The only thing I will add is that didn’t people give their lives not just to save the flag, but to save the freedom that that flag represents?
Of course what frustrates me the most is that most of the guys who voted for this bill probably didn’t want it to pass because they want to spend the next few months talking about how the “other guy wants to burn the flag” so they can get elected. It is stuff like this that makes you see why my generation has given up on politics. Nothing ever gets accomplished. It is just trying to pander to voters and beat the other party.
How is this for interesting too, I think that Hillary Clinton voted against the amendment, but is sponsor of a law that makes it illegal. That way she gets to claim she is on both sides of the issue.