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    Land of the free - how long anymore?

    Donald Trump: Burn the flag, go to jail - CNNPolitics.com

    by now I get really concerned

    First I thaught he is only a foolish person, there are a lot of them in politics all over the world. But now it comes to my mind he gets alike "Erdogan light" more and more, only with much more might.

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    Re: Land of the free - how long anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by german hick View Post
    Donald Trump: Burn the flag, go to jail - CNNPolitics.com

    by now I get really concerned

    First I thaught he is only a foolish person, there are a lot of them in politics all over the world. But now it comes to my mind he gets alike "Erdogan light" more and more, only with much more might.
    Trump speculates, a lot, but would not be able to get a law like that passed.
    The real concerns would be more subtle, like using the IRS as a political tool, oh Wait someones already done that!

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    Re: Land of the free - how long anymore?

    The decision was a 5-4 split, and will be overturned soon.

    It SHOULD be illegal to profane the flag of the USA. A $100 fine sounds reasonable. Losing federal educational & loan assistance for a second offense, but only for a limited period of time.

    However, please rest easy. The fate of Western civilization is not at risk. Don't give that buffoon Trump any more power than he actually has.

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    The one and only thing I like about Trump is that he doesn't mince his words but speaks from the heart. He too is entitle to the 1st Amendment. I find that very refreshing, and I happen to agree with him that flag burners should be reminded that the piece of fabric represents the very freedom they enjoy. It is they who trample on freedom.
    What's with all the immature outrage? Ever heard of life?




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    Re: Land of the free - how long anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by german hick View Post
    Donald Trump: Burn the flag, go to jail - CNNPolitics.com

    by now I get really concerned

    First I thaught he is only a foolish person, there are a lot of them in politics all over the world. But now it comes to my mind he gets alike "Erdogan light" more and more, only with much more might.
    He's placating to the right-wing when he says stuff like that.
    “looking with fondness towards a reconciliation with Great Britain…I…would rather be dependent on Great Britain, properly limited, than with any other nation on earth or on no nation”. Thomas Jefferson; August 25 1775

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    Re: Land of the free - how long anymore?

    You find it refreshing that an educated, 70-year old billionaire speaks before he thinks? I don't. The president's words mean a lot. I'd prefer he put some effort into his messages.

    Chris

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    Re: Land of the free - how long anymore?

    It's an enforcement nightmare. It is not going anywhere. People will burn the flag and be jailed in Houston and made a hero in California.

    It's all baloney. Trump is a businessman, not a politician. That is one idea that will never even get a house vote.

    He's got much bigger fish to fry. Now burning Chinese flags? I'm all over that!
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    Re: Land of the free - how long anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by german hick View Post
    Donald Trump: Burn the flag, go to jail - CNNPolitics.com

    by now I get really concerned

    First I thaught he is only a foolish person, there are a lot of them in politics all over the world. But now it comes to my mind he gets alike "Erdogan light" more and more, only with much more might.
    I think Germans should be more concerned with that idiot Merkel, than with Trump.

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    Re: Land of the free - how long anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    The one and only thing I like about Trump is that he doesn't mince his words but speaks from the heart. He too is entitle to the 1st Amendment. I find that very refreshing, and I happen to agree with him that flag burners should be reminded that the piece of fabric represents the very freedom they enjoy. It is they who trample on freedom.
    Fully agree!

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    He's placating to the right-wing when he says stuff like that.
    But, he is right in most of what he says. The Left are hypocrites and wussies!

    Quote Originally Posted by pms19650 View Post
    You find it refreshing that an educated, 70-year old billionaire speaks before he thinks? I don't. The president's words mean a lot. I'd prefer he put some effort into his messages.

    Chris
    Well......................................since he hasn't been sworn in yet, I think people ought to reserve judgement.

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckiechan View Post
    It's an enforcement nightmare. It is not going anywhere. People will burn the flag and be jailed in Houston and made a hero in California.

    It's all baloney. Trump is a businessman, not a politician. That is one idea that will never even get a house vote.

    He's got much bigger fish to fry. Now burning Chinese flags? I'm all over that!
    Yep!

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    Re: Land of the free - how long anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    Trump speculates, a lot, but would not be able to get a law like that passed.
    The real concerns would be more subtle, like using the IRS as a political tool, oh Wait someones already done that!
    Yup: Nixon!
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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