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Sign the Petition to

The United States House and Senate

Protect the American flag from desecration. Tell Congress to Make Flag Desecration a Crime!

Currently, a meassure called the The Flag Protection Act was introduced by Senator John Tester on 6/4/12. This legislation is awaiting committee assignment.

The act replaces provisions regarding the desecration of the flag of the United States with provisions subject to any person who:

(1) destroys or damages a U.S. flag with the primary purpose and intent to incite or produce imminent violence or a breach of the peace to a fine of up to $100,000, imprisonment for up to 1 year, or both;

(2) intentionally threatens or intimidates any person or group of persons by burning a U.S. flag to a fine of up to $100,000, imprisonment for up to 1 year, or both;

(3) steals or knowingly converts to his or her use, or the use of another, a U.S. flag belonging to the United States and intentionally destroys or damages that flag to a fine of up to $250,000, imprisonment for up to 2 years, or both; and

(4) steals or knowingly converts to his or her use, or the use of another, a U.S. flag belonging to the United States and intentionally destroys or damags that flag within any lands reserved for the use of, or under the exclusive or concurrent jurisdiction of, the United States to a fine of up to $250,000, imprisonment for up to 2 years, or both.

Signed,

Chris Litton

This petition closed almost 2 years ago

How this will help

Our flag is the symbol of our nation. Acts of public disrespect to flag within the United States are currently permited and protected by the First Amendment. Public desecration of the flag incites civil unrest.

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