Bob L. Just My Opinion
Nov. 1st 2014
I keep seeing every so often how people are being told to take down their flag because it
offends these people coming to this Country and Special interest, why are they coming here instead of staying in their own Country, but now that they are here, they are trying to change our Constitution to their Countries policies, WHY, didn’t they come here because of our freedom.
Is this how all United States Citizens are suppose to live, with people coming to this Country and having more power to change our Constitutional Laws, let alone, are own Government is not wasting their time to help them.
If you are a believer in a free Country stop the give away of our LAWS, and protect our FLAG, don’t let it continue to be just a piece of Cloth, if so then eliminate it, no flag at all, there are way to express freedom of speech then telling our protectors of our flag to go to hell, oh that’s right they are already telling our protector to go to hell by not taking care of them when they come back home with injuries.
Check back in time when the Democrats were in full control of Washington, I think it was around 2006 when the start of the change of protocol for our symbol of Freedom came under fire from the White House.
Flag Amendment Defeated, First Amendment Stands Unscathed (2003): On June 27, 2006, the Senate voted down the proposed Flag Desecration Amendment by the slimmest margin ever. The vote was 66-34, just one vote short of the two-thirds needed to approve a constitutional amendment.
U.S. Supreme Court
TEXAS v. JOHNSON, 491 U.S. 397 (1989)
491 U.S. 397
TEXAS v. JOHNSON
CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TEXAS
Argued March 21, 1989
Decided June 21, 1989
During the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas, respondent Johnson participated in a political demonstration to protest the policies of the Reagan administration and some Dallas-based corporations. After a march through the city streets, Johnson burned an American flag while protesters chanted. No one was physically injured or threatened with injury, although several witnesses were seriously offended by the flag burning. Johnson was convicted of desecration of a venerated object in violation of a Texas statute, and a State Court of Appeals affirmed. However, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed, holding that the State, consistent with the First Amendment, could not punish Johnson for burning the flag in these circumstances. The court first found that Johnson’s burning of the flag was expressive conduct protected by the First Amendment. The court concluded that the State could not criminally sanction flag desecration in order to preserve the flag as a symbol of national unity. It also held that the statute did not meet the State’s goal of preventing breaches of the peace, since it was not drawn narrowly enough to encompass only those flag burnings that would likely result in a serious disturbance, and since the flag burning in this case did not threaten such a reaction. Further, it stressed that another Texas statute prohibited breaches of the peace and could be used to prevent disturbances without punishing this flag desecration.
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