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    Re: Flag burners get attacked by bikers

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    It's a shame it can't be more ways than just 2.

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    Re: Flag burners get attacked by bikers

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    It's a shame it can't be more ways than just 2.
    Why? Who else was there but the flag burners and the anti flag burners?

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    Re: Flag burners get attacked by bikers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Why? Who else was there but the flag burners and the anti flag burners?
    I guess not. They must have forgotten their 3d glasses.

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    Re: Flag burners get attacked by bikers

    Disgusting. Like it or not, we live in a civilized society - if they want to protest the protesters, and vocally oppose them, absolutely their right, but to attack anyone, no sympathy. You can go "Murica!" all you want, but interfering with one's freedom of speech, attacking people, because you're offended - even though it is legally protected expression - kinda, in my opinion, makes that shout of "Murica!" hypocritical, as you are attacking one of the greatest freedoms we have here.


    On that note, I noticed a DISGUSTING trend when it comes to this issue - I've noticed, in comments on social media, etc about flag burning - people calling for the stripping of rights, assault, and even MURDER (to the internet's equivalent of roaring applause) of people who do this act of flag desecration (or any flag desecration for that matter). I personally find the act pointless, but the fact is, it is legally protected speech, in a country where freedom of speech/expression is meant to protect heinous and offensive expressions. You don't have to like it, and can be vocal about it - protest, express yourself, but Jesus Christ, the fact ANYONE puts a flag over the lives of fellow citizens, because said citizens offended them is abhorrent. To make matters even more grotesque, I've seen have veterans and even ACTIVE SERVICE MEMBERS chiming in, saying they would assault, or potentially murder people over this issue. I mean, yes, the flag holds more value than it would for most because of your service, but you're still representative of the U.S armed forces, what does an active service member advocating murdering fellow citizens because of an offensive, but legally protected act do for our already broken image?

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    Re: Flag burners get attacked by bikers

    The bikers might have gone too far. I don't like the idea of anyone burning the flag, but it is their right if they want to do so. However I think the bikers should not have attacked them. Sure the bikers could have just ridden circles around them and annoyed them a little but physically attacking them goes too far.
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    Re: Flag burners get attacked by bikers

    Many Americans feel personally attacked when some asshole burns the American flag. Why should these attacks on this country be pleasant for the flag burners?

    For the past fifty years, the politicians have been too anxious to find the right to destroy America a positive thing, an admirable goal to be respected, regardless of how the majority feel about it. It's time the America haters found out how we feel about them. I salute the biker's actions in this event.

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    Re: Flag burners get attacked by bikers

    Thugs behaving thuggishly against people expressing their freedom of speech. I can see how certain conservatives would support that.
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    Re: Flag burners get attacked by bikers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Many Americans feel personally attacked when some asshole burns the American flag. Why should these attacks on this country be pleasant for the flag burners?

    For the past fifty years, the politicians have been too anxious to find the right to destroy America a positive thing, an admirable goal to be respected, regardless of how the majority feel about it. It's time the America haters found out how we feel about them. I salute the biker's actions in this event.
    Flag burning is a protected right, as much as I and others don't like it. However physically attacking someone for doing something you don't like is wrong.
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    Re: Flag burners get attacked by bikers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Many Americans feel personally attacked when some asshole burns the American flag. Why should these attacks on this country be pleasant for the flag burners?

    For the past fifty years, the politicians have been too anxious to find the right to destroy America a positive thing, an admirable goal to be respected, regardless of how the majority feel about it. It's time the America haters found out how we feel about them. I salute the biker's actions in this event.
    so, if i destroyed the confederate flag flying from your truck, or your home, because i did not like the negative connotation of that flag regarding American values, you would agree that i had done nothing wrong?
    i don't think so
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    Re: Flag burners get attacked by bikers

    So bikers, the guys who so adamantly espouse "freedom & the American way", decide to trample on the protesters' freedom of speech, assembly, and Constitutional rights as Americans?

    It would seem as they see it, 'freedom' and the 'Constitution' don't count for other's beside them.

    And pardon me, if I call that 'Bigotry'.
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