Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) wants to make it illegal to burn the American flag and President Trump loves the idea.
After the legislation was introduced this week, President Trump sent out a tweet putting his full support behind the measure…
All in for Senator Steve Daines as he proposes an Amendment for a strong BAN on burning our American Flag. A no brainer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2019
Protecting the Flag
In addition to Senator Daines, the legislation is co-sponsored by Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR).
The legislation would call for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would give “constitutional authority to ban the desecration of the United States flag.”
After introducing the bill, Senator Daines sent out a tweet to announce the legislation…
The American Flag is a symbol of freedom – and it should always be protected. 🇺🇸
— Steve Daines (@SteveDaines) June 14, 2019
This is going to be a monumental undertaking, even though it seems that any patriotic American on either side of the aisle would back the legislation.
The problem is that the Supreme Court has already ruled that flag-burning is not a crime but rather a form of freedom of speech, which is, of course, protected by the First Amendment.
Liberals immediately took note of the proposed legislation and unleashed on Daines, his co-sponsors, and the President for trying to take away their right to burn the flag of the very country they live in…
America is not a flag. Burning one is free speach. Banning it would be an infringement of free speach. We settled this a long time ago with a supreme court case. We dont have to take an oath either. Flipping the bird, saying fuck, it is all free speach.
— Tim W (@SDCA010) June 16, 2019
please not this stupidity again. the supreme court has ruled that flag burning is constitutionally-protected speech. any such legislation would be unconstitutional. that a loudmouth internet nobody like me has to explain this to the president of the united states boggles the mind
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) June 15, 2019
Others pointed to the fact there is no “flag-burning outbreak,” so what is the point of pushing this type of legislation.
Others stated this is nothing more than the administration and Republicans trying to create more divide in the country.
They all seemed to be missing out on one simple fact… it was Flag Day.
What better day of the year to introduce legislation to protect the symbol of our freedom and of our brave soldiers than on the day dedicated to celebrating it?
As a proud American, I find it amazing that liberals and Democrats these days seems to be unable to get behind anything even deemed remotely patriotic.
If you are that ashamed of this country and so disgusted by it and so willing to burn and stomp on the symbol that represents this country, please do us all a favor and just leave.
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