Sunday, July 09, 2006

Flag-burning reflux

This is an issue that comes up whenever the Republicans need to secure the base. That's all it means. During the first flag-burning frenzy in the late 80's, my eldest son--an Eagle Scout!--used to ask, "Mom, what's the big deal? Every year on the 4th of July, we burn flags at Scout Camp."

Of course, those were old, worn-out flags. I'm sure the flag-burning amendment isn't meant to apply to those. But how will it distinguish? Who will decide what constitutes respectful flag burning as opposed to "desecration"? Law enforcement? The courts? Homeland Security? Congress? Maybe Alberto Gonzalez will decide. Or the next president's (Hillary's?) attorney general.


At 7/10/06, 10:08 PM, Blogger jeffy the penguin said...

dirty hippy! dont you trust your government to decide! lol!


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