Sunday, June 26, 2005

A flag burning amendment is not needed because ...

Just a brief, all too obvious opinion piece over at the American Spectator. Nothing too exciting and no new ground being broken. The lonely libertarian just really enjoyed the end of the piece.

The effort to protect the flag by constitutional amendment ought to be ended. Not because our federal courts have better things to do than prosecute flag-burners. Not because our cherished liberties ought to be kept as absolute as possible. Not even because constitutional amendments ought to restrict the power of Congress rather than expand it. Rather, the flag-protection effort ought to be scotched for the simple reason that America doesn't get rattled by some stupid little punk with a Che Guevara T-shirt and a Zippo.


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