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    Is flag burning free speech?

    The supreme court says flag burning is protected speech under the first amendment.

    Do you agree?

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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Though I do not approve of the act, personally, I do believe that it is protected speech.
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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    The supreme court says flag burning is protected speech under the first amendment.

    Do you agree?

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    If you consider the literal definition of speech, then no its not free speech. Because speech is the expressing thoughts, feelings, or perceptions by the articulation of words. Burning anything is not the articulation of words. Burning stuff is no more speech than someone defecating on the sidewalk,someone walking around nude,someone urinating on the ground.
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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Of course it falls under the 1st amendment.
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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If you consider the literal definition of speech, then no its not free speech. Because speech is the expressing thoughts, feelings, or perceptions by the articulation of words. Burning anything is not the articulation of words. Burning stuff is no more speech than someone defecating on the sidewalk,someone walking around nude,someone urinating on the ground.
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    Quite a bit of precedence indicates that "speech" as defined in the 1st Amendment goes beyond the spoken word.
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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Yes, it is. I don't get where the room for debate is here.
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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Flag burning should absolutely be legal. Not sure about the ruling, but that's my decision. No compromise.

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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    I think it should be treason, but it's legal and under the first amendment.
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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I think it should be treason, but it's legal and under the first amendment.
    Why?

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    Re: Is flag burning free speech?

    Rights are their most important when it seems most reasonable to take them away. Flag burning is a good example of that truism.
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