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Thread: Is flag burning free speech?

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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Radical Ron View Post
    Flag burning isn't really free speech but what are you going to do? I mean it is the symbol of our great land and I think it's shameful when it is burned in protest.
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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Yes it is free speech.

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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I can't imagine a simpler way of harming one's own cause than burning the American flag in public.
    Use the burning flag to ignite a Koran.

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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    There is a huge difference between retiring a flag and burning in protest. When we burn the Flag to retire it's done in a ceremony with the UT most respect to the Flag and to what it represent. When you burn the flag in protest it usually done to show one's disrespect/hatred to what it represent.
    Actually, the burning is supposed to be done in private with no ceremony. Now by no cermony I don't think it means just chunk it on the fire. It should be done with respect and dignity. I take my flags to bonfires I hold and add them there. I find it appropriate that they should help kick off a celebration of freedoms.

    I'll have to find my little book of flag ettequte(sp) and post the actul passage here.

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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Am I the only one that just sees a colorful piece of cloth?
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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadius View Post
    Am I the only one that just sees a colorful piece of cloth?
    Probably... It's not the "cloth" as you put it but what it symbolize. Symbolism is important to many people.

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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Probably... It's not the "cloth" as you put it but what it symbolize. Symbolism is important to many people.
    I agree, but we can't control what symbolism everyone puts into it. Obviously someone who burns the flag considers it to be a symbol, and considers burning it to be symbolic as well. Symbolism is quite important to them as well. They just see it as a different symbol than those who oppose burning the flag.

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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I agree, but we can't control what symbolism everyone puts into it. Obviously someone who burns the flag considers it to be a symbol, and considers burning it to be symbolic as well. Symbolism is quite important to them as well. They just see it as a different symbol than those who oppose burning the flag.
    I agree with you. Just letting Arcadius now that the Flag means more to most people one way or another.

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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    The flag means something to me, but free speech means even more. If someone buys a flag to burn, then so be it as it is their property. Does not mean I have to like it but I do have to respect their rights.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    I agree with you. Just letting Arcadius now that the Flag means more to most people one way or another.
    Very true.

    It's interesting because I don't personally place any symbolism on the flag. I have no internal reaction whatsoever to seeing it burned, but I would never actually burn one myself because I know that others feel so strongly about it and I because of that I consider it a douchebag-type thing to do.

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