Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Flag Burning

I've never really wanted to burn an American flag in public, but if the flag-burning amendment had passed in the Senate today and been ratified by the states, I think I would have gone out and burned one up just because the fascists said I couldn't. It's a fucking piece of clothe. It is scary how few people seemed to understand the ideas that made this country what it is.

UPDATE: The roll call vote is here. Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) voted in favor of banning flag-burning, and loses my vote forever. (He hardly had it anyway.) Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) gets it.


R2K said...

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Dano said...

I was hoping it would pass, so I could start a business of flag sorta look-alikes & sell them to progressives and patriots, so we could see what would happen when someone burned a representation of the flag that wasn't quite accurate.