Who are they terrorizing? Where's the justice in punishing those who use their free rights to express themselves as they see fit?SuggestiveName said:There is no room for freedom of speech in this post-9/11 world. Flag burners are terrorists and need to be dealt with appropriately to ensure justice and continuing freedom in our nation.
Would you feel the same about Americans burning the flag of other nations? For example, would you get particularly up in arms if some nutjobs burn't the Israeli flag, or the Polish flag.Freemason said:Let them burn the flag. Our soldiers have bled and died for their right to do it. Just be aware that if you do and somebody such as myself or a vet catches you doing it, you will wind up broken and/or dead. It's the chance you take when you choose to say you hate this country.
giantpinkbunnyhead:There are more and more of our freedoms being revoked under shrub.
Pherdnut:If our wonderfully wise congress keeps drumming up drivel like this, I might one day be ashamed to call myself an American. This is an absolute insult.
Thereâ€™s nothing new here and blaming everything on Bush is becoming real tiresome.Anyway, this is just more pseudopatriotic BS. The current admin loves to dole it out because that's what got a lot of these jagoffs in power in the first place. America is turning into the land of the thoughtless and the ignorant.
well none of my freedoms yet. I live my life the same as i did before. so far we haven't seen as much abuse of government powers as you might expect after such a huge attack on our soil. Backlash is to be expected. Now after the image is a bit less fresh in our minds we must decide what sort of nation we want to be.zodiac66 said:There are more and more of our freedoms being revoked under shrub.
I wouldn't burn a flag, but if someone is burning one in protest of shrub's policies, who am I to say he is wrong?
No too many productive conversations start off with a speaker saying to anyone who disagrees with his point of view "If you can't see the irony in banning the desecration of a flag that represents liberty and freedom of expression and thought, you're an unabashed moron.".Pherdnut, I agree with you on your assessment of the political motivation behind this amendment. However, the presentation of said opinion will not yield a productive discussion in this thread.
You have to remember that the "left" is not a homogeneous mass of automatons with the exact same ideology and belief. There are just as many knee-jerk reactionaries on the left as there are on the right.KillerAim said:...but there is no less irony in many of the recent limitations on freedom and free speech advocated by those on the Left.
How can a group that supposedly supports different life styles and tolerance for those who think and act differently then the norm support such things as political correctness, speech codes in schools, and hate crime legislation?