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    Re: Should burning the US flag in America be illegal?

    Of course! It is the same as betraying the nation that gives you education, food, home, light and that protects your life.
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    Re: Should burning the US flag in America be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    That's what is so beautiful about the American flag. If they outlawed burning it, it would undermine what it stands for. That would be a thousand times worse than burning it.

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    Re: Should burning the US flag in America be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jomiarias View Post
    Of course! It is the same as betraying the nation that gives you education, food, home, light and that protects your life.
    and calling the President a fail is what, exactly?
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    Re: Should burning the US flag in America be illegal?

    It offends me deeply to see the US flag being burned as a act of protest....

    BUT I don't think it should be illegal. This is a free country.

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    Re: Should burning the US flag in America be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    LOL

    Not that I'm aware, no, we're a pretty satisfied bunch.
    I think I want to burn one cause no one else has. I'll protest their neutarlity.
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    Re: Should burning the US flag in America be illegal?

    No, as an expression of freedom of speech, flag burning should be legal. However, I would say where they burn the flag could be considered dangerous and illegal. Plus it must be a flag that the one burning it owns.
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    Re: Should burning the US flag in America be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    It offends me deeply to see the US flag being burned as a act of protest....

    BUT I don't think it should be illegal. This is a free country.
    I should have edited that last line to read thus...


    "BUT I don't think it should be illegal. This is a free country... you have the right to be an ungrateful pathetic little asshole if you want."


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    Re: Should burning the US flag in America be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    "... This is a free country... you have the right to be an ungrateful pathetic little asshole if you want."
    Which begs a lot of questions, like how is engaging in a freedom the flag stands for being ungreatful and pothetic just because it involves a symbol of the country, and doesn't actually harm anybody?

    It seems like a lot of the reasoning against it [flag burning] comes from hypocritical butthurt,m but that's just me.
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    Re: Should burning the US flag in America be illegal?

    The 1st amendment is a pretty useless document if it only protects speech we all agree with.

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    Re: Should burning the US flag in America be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    No, as an expression of freedom of speech, flag burning should be legal. However, I would say where they burn the flag could be considered dangerous and illegal. Plus it must be a flag that the one burning it owns.
    Yes, of course -- it should be treated the same as any other piece of fabric. You can't just burn something anywhere you want at any time.

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