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senate Bill S. Joint Res. 49

Should the Constitution Give Congress the Authority to Prevent the Desecration of the American Flag?

Argument in favor

The Constitution should give Congress the authority to prohibit the desecration of the American flag. Flag-burning disrespects both the flag itself and veterans' sacrifices and should therefore be prohibited.

B.R.'s Opinion
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07/04/2020
There are certain things that deserve to be the exception, and I think this is one of them. The flag has and will always be a symbol of respect for our men and women who fought to protect our freedoms.
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Sneaky-Pete's Opinion
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07/04/2020
I support the Senate resolution (SJ Res. 49), which would propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, that’d give Congress the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. National flag. The Constitution should give Congress the authority to prohibit the desecration of the American flag. Flag-burning disrespects both the flag itself and veterans' sacrifices and should, therefore, be banned. Because it proposes a constitutional amendment, after this resolution’s passage by two-thirds of both chambers of Congress, it would have to be ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures (38 states) to amend the U.S. Constitution. As expected here, seeing a 99% to 1% opposing view is seen. And counter to some sad commentators here, I’m not a fascist to support the resolution. 🇺🇸 God Bless the U.S.A. 🇺🇸 SneakyPete. 👍🇺🇸👍🇺🇸👍 7.4.20
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Christopher 's Opinion
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07/04/2020
The U.S. Civil War revisited was about a whole lot more than the colonial slavery issue. It was about Independence from all Slave Masters including the tyranny of Colonial Masters who would enslave all mankind for their geopolitical aka Globalist interests. As Abe Lincoln expressed in these words: "Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives, that that nation might live." What part of this consecration do 'Demonicratic' gaslighting hypocrites not understand? What sentiment of Love for all Humankind is greater than this? There is the striving for human dignity immemorial and then there is demonic psycho-political madness [MSDNC] - this is the perennial choice. This is the true meaning of the 4th of July. By their fruits shall you know them.....
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Argument opposed

The Constitution needs to continue to protect the right of Americans to desecrate the American flag under the First Amendment. Banning flag-burning could be the start of other restrictions on the First Amendment.

William's Opinion
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07/04/2020
While I am a US Service Member. I believe in free speech even to the point of disrespecting the flag. It’s cloth and hurts no one other than the person who spent the money to buy it. Protect free speech.
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jimK's Opinion
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07/04/2020
Our flag is a symbol of who we are and should be treated with respect. Freedom of speech is not a symbol of who we are, freedom of speech is a central tenet of what we actually are as part of our most cherished rights as Americans, or at least a founding principle that we must strive for and protect. So the question comes down to which is more important to protect. Is it the symbol of who we are more important than the fundamental rights and principles we purport to believe in? Is the Constitution which enshrines the principles and ideals that should guide our government more important than an instrument which symbolizes the values we supposedly hold true? I say that the Constitution and our founding ideals overwhelms the need to protect a symbol of what we purport to be, particularly when our government’s actions are permitted to drift away from our founding principles and ideals.
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Josh's Opinion
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07/04/2020
As much as I love the US flag, they still have their first amendment right to burn the flag. I don’t like it when people burn it, but they have a right to do so
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    There are certain things that deserve to be the exception, and I think this is one of them. The flag has and will always be a symbol of respect for our men and women who fought to protect our freedoms.
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    While I am a US Service Member. I believe in free speech even to the point of disrespecting the flag. It’s cloth and hurts no one other than the person who spent the money to buy it. Protect free speech.
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    Our flag is a symbol of who we are and should be treated with respect. Freedom of speech is not a symbol of who we are, freedom of speech is a central tenet of what we actually are as part of our most cherished rights as Americans, or at least a founding principle that we must strive for and protect. So the question comes down to which is more important to protect. Is it the symbol of who we are more important than the fundamental rights and principles we purport to believe in? Is the Constitution which enshrines the principles and ideals that should guide our government more important than an instrument which symbolizes the values we supposedly hold true? I say that the Constitution and our founding ideals overwhelms the need to protect a symbol of what we purport to be, particularly when our government’s actions are permitted to drift away from our founding principles and ideals.
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    As much as I love the US flag, they still have their first amendment right to burn the flag. I don’t like it when people burn it, but they have a right to do so
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    A flag isn't a country. The constitution we have gives US citizens the guaranteed right to free speech.
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    Of course trumplicans draw the line of freedom of speech at anything they disagree with. And calling for capital punishment without a trial is quite telling.
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    More concerned with desecration of people (Covid-19 deaths, police killings, Russian bounty on US soldiers) than symbols (flags, statues, naming of bases & ships). Not that symbols should also be protected but protect people 1st than worry about property! Get priorities straight! Yet another distraction from the important priorities of COVID-19 & Justice in Policing.
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    Banning burning the flag would restrict people’s right to free speech, and wouldn’t actually do anything to stop protests anyway
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    I hate when people burn our flag, but I love our First Amendment rights more.
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    Protected by decisions made by the Supreme Court and 1st amendment
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    Burning the flag harms nothing except the flag. It’s a piece of cloth that people like Trump and Cory Gardner have tarnished with their corruption, racism, xenophobia, and selfishness.
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    Absolutely not! We the People desecrate the flag when our country does not live up to its values and principles. For Example: Now
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    While I don't like flag-burning, it is a harmless way to protest. The First Amendment protects the right to peaceful protest, and I would rather this action than harming other people. During this time of protests for systemic change, we cannot crack down on people's rights. This nation was built by protest, starting 6 years before the Declaration of Independence, and that tradition must continue. Also, how would this be enforceable? Are you going to monitor people's back yards? Where does it stop? Also, if the flag is so great, where are the stars for Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, USVI, and our other territories? Does it not apply to all of them?
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    Looking at the current congress can we trust what laws and punishment to be reasonable, fair, etc. that they would enact? Probably not!
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    This is an old fight. The flag stands for freedom, independence and diversity. If the flag is corrupted by greed and bigotry and authoritarian government policies it no ha lost its meaning. The people who burn flags feel let down and lied to by the promise of America as symbolized and declared by the Statue of Liberty. We need to remember who we are and why America exists L
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    I'm sure you've all seen OUR flag with the Donald's big ugly face emblazoned right across it!........Infuriatingly nauseating!
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    I support the Senate resolution (SJ Res. 49), which would propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, that’d give Congress the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. National flag. The Constitution should give Congress the authority to prohibit the desecration of the American flag. Flag-burning disrespects both the flag itself and veterans' sacrifices and should, therefore, be banned. Because it proposes a constitutional amendment, after this resolution’s passage by two-thirds of both chambers of Congress, it would have to be ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures (38 states) to amend the U.S. Constitution. As expected here, seeing a 99% to 1% opposing view is seen. And counter to some sad commentators here, I’m not a fascist to support the resolution. 🇺🇸 God Bless the U.S.A. 🇺🇸 SneakyPete. 👍🇺🇸👍🇺🇸👍 7.4.20
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    The Supreme Court decision was already made. This is a 1st amendment right.
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    Is a cowboy hat with an American flag theme a desecration? How about a blanket? Where do you draw the line? A symbol in a free country should not be designated anything special
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    It’s a flag. Even with the symbolism, it’s a piece of fabric. It’s not terribly important.
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