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Since we are on the subject of the Flag...

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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What are your thoughts on flag burning/desecration? Should it be protected free speech or outlawed? Why?

 


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by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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KristenFowles
by Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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Honestly?

I don't care what others do..  If burning the flag makes them feel they have a bigger dick, then whatever.

                         


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by HRH of MJ on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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My big brothers comments from a debate on this a few years ago. He is retired Navy and a huge history buff.

I tend to agree with him. I can't imagine a situation where I would be compelled to burn a US flag but I support Free Speech.


I have to comment on this one:


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For ONE THOUSAND years, the ONLY way to honorably dispose  of a flag that had been desecrated &/or soiled was to BURN IT.    I knew MANY Anti-War protestors in the late 60's who knew that and knew that the burning of the American flag was NOT a desecration but a cleansing of the symbol of our country which had been soiled by our own government's illegal war.    It was only in the late 60's when the Hawks conspired with big Media to turn the protestors' act backwards and call the flag burnings themselves desecration, that the act of burning the flag , AFTER 1,000 years of meaning CLEANSING, should now mean desecration ... and the protestors themselves never meant that!!!   That is what happens when we let a small group of powerful people put words into our mouths for us!

 


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by HRH of MJ on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:54 PM


Quoting KristenFowles:

Honestly?

I don't care what others do..  If burning the flag makes them feel they have a bigger dick, then whatever.

I'm not sure that's their motivation but, ok. = )

There was a big fuss over it a few years back, some pushing for a Constitutional Amendment banning it but that movement seems to have backed down.

 


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by AllieCat on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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Personally, I dislike it when the Flag is burned or not disposed of properly.  I also dislike it when people 'wear' an actual Flag, stomp on one, etc.

But my personal opinion does not dictate Free Speech.

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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Free Speech. 


steffielou_who
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:57 PM

I don't care either way.. I will say that honestly, the flag eans nothing to me.. If someone wants to burn one, then by God, let them..

Free speech..

Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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Quoting FromAtoZ:

Personally, I dislike it when the Flag is burned or not disposed of properly.  I also dislike it when people 'wear' an actual Flag, stomp on one, etc.

But my personal opinion does not dictate Free Speech.


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Luv.My.Kidz
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Outlawed.... if the flag is not being retired properly it should be outlawed.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:01 PM


Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Outlawed.... if the flag is not being retired properly it should be outlawed.

What other forms of free speech would you like to see outlawed?

Also, just as notation, you have not yet answered the questions I asked in our discussion in the other thread.  

Luv.My.Kidz
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:04 PM

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Quoting FromAtoZ:
Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

Outlawed.... if the flag is not being retired properly it should be outlawed.

What other forms of free speech would you like to see outlawed?

Also, just as notation, you have not yet answered the questions I asked in our discussion in the other thread.  


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