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Old 07-13-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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Flag Burning

Isn't burning the American Flag illegal or was it illegal. This riles me, but there is nothing that can be done about this. I know freedom of speech allows them to do this but, don't that have to have a point and message by burning the flag. Anarchists, ya gotta love em.

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I really wish they would be brave enough to burn other countries flags in that country of who's flag there burning.

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being allowed to burn the flag prevents me from ever wanting to burn the flag.
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I really wish they would be brave enough to burn other countries flags in that country of who's flag there burning.

Why?






Sidenote:
When I was in Boy Scouts I was taught that the proper way of disposing a "tainted" flag was to burn it.
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But the flags they are burning are not tainted. Unless you consider our countries actions a taint and then it would be right to burn the flag.

If they did this in any other country they might be beaten, but since they are here and protected by constitutional law they feel brave burning the flag.
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But the flags they are burning are not tainted. Unless you consider our countries actions a taint and then it would be right to burn the flag.
I know I was making a sidenote. I was wondering if that is still taught or if things have changed.


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If they did this in any other country they might be beaten, but since they are here and protected by constitutional law they feel brave burning the flag.
But they don't live in another country so that point is moot. It has nothing to do with bravery, they are practicing their free speech. Why is bothers so many I'll never know.
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I know I was making a sidenote. I was wondering if that is still taught or if things have changed.
As far as I know it is.

There is a flag depository in my town hall and every so often there is a flag disposal ceremony conducted by the VFW in which the flags are burned.
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Why is bothers so many I'll never know.
To me it represents a piece of my country. A flag my grandfather fought under and loved.
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To me it represents a piece of my country. A flag my grandfather fought under and loved.



imagine what WWII veterans that died fighting for this country's freedom would think if they could come back and see 60 years later assholes burning the flag that they gave their life to defend.
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As far as I know it is.

There is a flag depository in my town hall and every so often there is a flag disposal ceremony conducted by the VFW in which the flags are burned.
Thanks. I wonder how that will be written into the Republicans attempt to make it illegal...
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To me it represents a piece of my country. A flag my grandfather fought under and loved.
Yes but the country is never perfect and citizens should be allowed to show their discontent when they see their country steer away from what they view as the country's values.
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Yes but the country is never perfect and citizens should be allowed to show their discontent when they see their country steer away from what they view as the country's values.

by burning the american flag like the terrorists do?
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imagine what WWII veterans that died fighting for this country's freedom would think if they could come back and see 60 years later assholes burning the flag that they gave their life to defend.
Hopefully they would think, I defended their right to do that.



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There are other ways of showing your discontent with out burning the flag. They could have turned it upside down as a sign distress.
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by burning the american flag like the terrorists do?
I'm not sure what terrorist have to do with anything. People have been burning flags for decades.

But I defend whatever means to which someone wants to express their thoughts as long as it doesn't hurt anyone.
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imagine what WWII veterans that died fighting for this country's freedom would think if they could come back and see 60 years later assholes burning the flag that they gave their life to defend.


or maybe, by defeating fascism, they died to defend your right to protest the actions of the government.

i think it's silly to think that all veterans would have a knee-jerk jingoist response to flag burning. i'm sure quite a few of them would say, "yes, these are the rights we were defending."
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