“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.”