Last edited by TheNextEra; 07-11-09 at 10:37 AM.
In that case he should have just set it on fire.The 1st Amendment doesn't over-rule Federal law in this case. It's illegal to fly the flag upside-down, unless it's to signal an emergency.
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What I care about is that his rights were violated on the eve of of (irony of ironies) Independence Day, because the cops wanted the place to appeal to visitors.
But more importantly, if congress passes a law stating you can't yell fire, it doesn't trump the 1st amendment.
The reason some can get in trouble is because if you engage in fraud, and it harms people, you are responsible for the damage done.
This straw man in no way applies to the situation at hand. An upside down flag is not the bat signal, or like yelling fire in a theater.
There has to be more to this story.
I mean, how do you get denied a liquor liscence in Wisconsin? Seriously?
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