Monday, May 23, 2005

Flag Desecration Amendment Crisis

This idiocy rears it's ugly head again. Why is it that they think that free speech is limited to what comes out of your mouth. Burning someone else's flag is already illegal. Why should burning a flag that you bought and paid for be illegal?

2 Comments:

Blogger RandyScott said...

greetings Tam;

For years my position has been based on the fact that all flag-burning legislation has specified a purpose to "protect the flag from desecration". The word "desecration" is key: as a Freudian slip, it reveals the ideology of nationalism as a state religion, in blatant violation of the 1st Amendment.

My own position, which doesn't fit with Nationalistic/Theocratic Christianity, is that nothing which exists in space & time can be genuinely sacred, therefore, no "symbol" or icon can be truly sacred because they exist in space & time to represent something which does not. This is called "iconoclasm".

Muslims understand the difference between sacred and profane, Christians don't.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Tami said...

I agree. A flag is not sacred.

11:10 AM  

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