Drooling on the Pillow

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Honor the Flag 

No one can accuse Jim, of Parkway Rest Stop, of being soft when it comes to his flag, his country and his contempt of all things moonbatty.

He also has his head screwed on straight when it comes to the proposed flag-burning amendment.

The act of flag burning (the kind that makes everyone angry,
as opposed to, say, the ceremonial retirement, by burning, of
worn flags conducted by veterans' and fraternal
organizations) is obviously conduct, but there can be no
doubt that it is conduct intended to communicate a message.
Supporters of the Amendment would be hard pressed to
suggest otherwise, given that it is the very message
intended to be conveyed by flag burning that has the
supporters of the amendment riled up.

There are good hearts and noble intentions behind the amendment, but criminalizing abuse of the flag is not properly honoring it. It stands for the freedom to make a jackass out of yourself, whether it's with your mouth, your pen, a flag or a koran.
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