A Cautious Man
March 10, 2004
They're Ringin' the Flag Down
The same-sex marriage amendment may not be working for the Republican campaign. Looks like they're switching to the flag burning amendment:
March 3, 2004 - NOTICE OF HEARING :
"The Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 106 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building on 'Letting the People Decide: The Constitutional Amendment Authorizing Congress to Prohibit Physical Desecration of the Flag of the United States.' "The heads-up on the hearing is from How Appealing. Say, would "physical desecration" include whipping out a Sharpie pen and signing your name on a flag? Yes, of course I'm going to link to the picture of President Bush signing a flag last August.
I can think of a lot of things which are more disrespectful of the American flag, than some jack-ass buying a flag and burning it. Trying to accuse people of being unpatriotic, because they think that tolerating dissent is more respectful of the flag, is one of them.