The 1st amendment is Freedom of Speech.....NOT FREEDOM OF ACTION!!by Vickie aka Cross33heart on 12/02/16
It has only been since 1989 that flag burning has been a protected form of speech. All the years preceding that case, flag burning was met with penalties!
Only the liberal justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) could conceive of such a treacherous kind of reasoning for absolutely abhorrent act against this great country. Is killing a Bald Eagle for protest reasons, protected? Is burning a cross protected in public areas or in someone's front yard? Or how ...about burning a Koran?
Free speech isn't protection, if you call a person a racial slur during a beat down while protesting! Why only is it in this country we protect those that want to kill a Democratic Republic, but jail those that would die to protect the very symbol of freedom that is on display all over the world!
SCOTUS got this one wrong, as much as the liberal progressives believe that they got Citizen United wrong! Don't let a 5-4 majority decision mislead how incorrect the leftist are on this issue.
Many many things are not protected speech and because of its unique symbol and the oath and allegiance that many of us have pledged, it deserves special protections and should be exempt from desecration.
Want to burn the American flag? Okay, but first I think you should take some time to serve our country. Find out what it takes to earn that first amendment right that you want to abuse in this way.
You are only hurting those who fought for that right when you burn the flag,..not, the government, not any specific race or religion, just the very heroes that fought FOR YOU. EARN THAT RIGHT!
It is ironic isn't it, that the students who burn the flag are taking full advantage of all the benefits that they can get for their education.
The 1st amendment is Freedom of Speech.....NOT FREEDOM OF ACTION!!
I'll leave it at that!
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