Sports and my thoughts

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Thoughts: No more flag burning

Well the first step to banning flag burning anyways.
The House on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to ban desecration of the American flag, a measure that for the first time stands a chance of passing the Senate as well.

By a 286-130 vote ? eight more than needed ? House members approved the amendment after a debate over whether such a ban would uphold or run afoul of the Constitution's free-speech protections.

Approval of two-thirds of the lawmakers present was required to send the bill on to the Senate, where activists on both sides say it stands the best chance of passage in years. If the amendment is approved in that chamber by a two-thirds vote, it would then move to the states for ratification.

Being a conservative most people would probably think I support the banning of flag burning, but I don't. Granted if I ever saw a hippy burning the American Flag I would probably bunch the asshole in the face, I still think it is that hippies Constitutional right to burn that flag. And that is what makes this country so great.


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