Comment By Bob L.
Sept. 9th 2013
Does the Constitution need a new amendment to ban the desecration of the American flag?
I don’t know about any one else, but this should be a crime punishable by death same as if you go out and kill some one in cold blood, PLUS, is it your right under the FIRST amendment to Kill a Bald Eagle just to protest, last I heard it was illegal to kill one any time, why is the Flag any different, it is the Symbol of this Country, it should be respected and not for some one to shit on.
To me that Flag means one thing, FREEDOM that this Country started in the beginning of this Country, and the people who died to keep it free, this also includes the Native Americans, who later were lied to, and to fly without being defaced in any way, other than being replaced when worn out, and when done by the proper people designated by the Government, and not just by any one.
If this Country allows the right to free speech to be used any way they want, then we will be no better than the wars going on in the Foreign countries today over who has control, you want a Civil War here then keep allowing people to do what ever they want, because the laws can never be enforced because of free speech rule.
This Country has to draw the line and stop pampering bleeding hearts when people break the law, and we have to send people to prison for PUNISHMENT, not LUXURY, go back to the chain gangs and make them work at hard labor, then maybe they won’t want to got to Jail or Prison if they knew they were not going to get pampered.
THE LAW IS THE LAW, ENFORCE IT!
An amendment to ban desecration of the American flag
By NCC Staff
Does the Constitution need a new amendment to ban the desecration of the American flag? Or is flag burning protected free speech? Vote now in our “Next 10 Amendments” project!
The National Constitution Center’s Next 10 Amendments project is asking Constitution Daily readers to vote about 10 possible changes to the Constitution through the amendment process.
We presented 10 topics for discussion starting this summer and the online debates were moderated by Chris Phillips, research fellow of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania and executive director of the nonprofit organization Democracy Café.
We also asked readers to suggest wording for proposed amendments, which went to our editorial board. And after reading the comments and suggestions, we have 10 proposed amendments for our readers to consider.
So exercise your civic duty, join the discussion and check back on Constitution Day to see what America has to say about our founding document.
Note: Suggested amendments come from readers and represent different viewpoints, and not the viewpoint of the National Constitution Center.
CURRENT VOTE: Desecration or burning of the American flag.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT: ““It shall be a Federal crime to desecrate the flag of the United States.”
VOTE BELOW. (If you can’t see the voting box below, click this link.)