Flag burning is a universally recognized symbol of political protest. It would desecrate our First Amendment to enact a prohibition against it. The flag symbolizes our freedoms enshrined in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. When the symbol becomes more important that that which it represents, one's priorities are backwards. I hate to see anyone desecrate our flag, but that act suggests that we have more work to do to create a more perfect union. We should all strive to build a nation in which there will be no reason for anyone to protest in this manner.