Author Topic: Ok To Burn Your Own American Flag? . . .  (Read 696 times)

Offline redcliffsw

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Ok To Burn Your Own American Flag? . . .
« on: December 03, 2016, 07:59:27 AM »

Even though he personally condemned flag burning, the late Justice Antonin Scalia joined the majority in both cases and actively defended both decisions. At a public forum sponsored by Brooklyn Law School in 2015, I asked him how he would re-write the flag burning laws, if he could do so. He jumped at the opportunity to say that if he were the king, flag burners would go to jail. Yet, he hastened to remind his audience that he was not the king, that in America we don’t have a king, that there is no political orthodoxy here, and that the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, leaves freedom of expression to individual choices, not government mandates.

The American flag is revered because it is a universally recognizable symbol of the human sacrifice of some for the human freedom of many. Justice Scalia recognized that flag burning is deeply offensive to many people — this writer among them — yet he, like Justice Jackson before him, knew that banning it dilutes the very freedoms that make the flag worth revering.
-Andrew P. Napolitano

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https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/12/andrew-p-napolitano/may-burn-american-flag/




Offline Diane Amberg

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Re: Ok To Burn Your Own American Flag? . . .
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 09:10:32 AM »
I'm sure you know there is a procedure in place for disposing of worn out and tattered flags.

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Re: Ok To Burn Your Own American Flag? . . .
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 09:31:28 AM »
And apparently burning is one of those legal procedures. The Trumpster may well take it in the keister over this. Certainly smacks of Nazi Germany to me. Maybe your earlier post about him will ring true.
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.

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Re: Ok To Burn Your Own American Flag? . . .
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 10:28:07 AM »
Wake-up, we do not know who you are but we like what you say and how you think. We tried to PM you but keep getting the message, not a valid Name. If you want to let us know who you are then you can PM me.
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Offline redcliffsw

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Re: Ok To Burn Your Own American Flag? . . .
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016, 05:53:44 AM »


It's unfair taxation and regulation.  Why give Carrier a break - or a grant? 

It just shows that American taxation and regulation is based upon safeguards - safeguards of socialism, not individual liberty.

Government ought to be about protecting individual liberty and Trump is not on board with that.

Trump's wrong on this, but so far I'm still glad that Hillary was not elected. 


 

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