Flag Burning Amendment Should Be A Non-Issue

I haven’t addressed this issue lately, and some people have been wondering why. Well, it wasn’t because I didn’t catch it. Quite frankly, I’ve been waiting to see how it went. For those who don’t know, it went badly. The House of Representatives approved a Constitutional Amendment to ban burning the American flag. This will send the issue to the Senate. And if the Senate approves it, then it will go to the States for ratification.

This scares the hell out of me.

Does it not seem that the only right that Republicans believe in is the right to bear arms? My, God. I realize that July 4th is coming up and ever two-bit Congressman worth his weight is going to be wrapping himself in the flag, but isn’t this over-doing it a bit? A Constitutional Amendment? What the hell is wrong with these people? You can’t find Osama. Americans can’t afford health care. Our jobs are going overseas. The Bush Administration is slashing funding for just about every social program in the country. And this is all you guys can come up with? Flag burning?

I’m still looking around, trying to figure out which of my fellow citizens are the closet flag burners. We know that there must be a group of people somewhere who get together late on Saturday evenings in some sleepy little town in Connecticut to burn the American flag for the dark Lords and Masters. Why else would the United States Congress drop every other important issue to try to ban flag burning?

Ok, so I got off on a rant there. You have probably gathered how I feel about this. I’ve shared an excellent post by Helen Thomas with the Watch Alert list. Click here to read it if you’re a Watch Alert member, or click here to go to the original article. Egads. What’s wrong with these people?

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