Nice going, self-serving right wing assholes. Nice move to try and tweak the constitution for your own political gain with this self-serving flag amendment.
Nice job of wrapping yourself in the flag while continuing to tear down what it stands for -the rights of a free nation. Nice job of continuing our national decline into a nation that idolizes symbols over standards.
Right now things are going your way. People are afraid to question anything for fear of being branded An Enemy of the United States. Patriotism abounds. Hurray for war! Hurray for bloodshed! Hurray for God as long as it's your version of Him! Hurray for passive acceptance of what our leaders tell us!
But what if the tide turns, we get fed up and you hypocrites finally get what you deserve? What if the country becomes something you no longer recognize? What if a new foreign policy makes you embarrassed for your country? What if you are shouted down when you try to speak out?
What if you find your country has so departed from your values that you feel it's doomed, or dooming others through its recklessness? What if you still love it, but want to display how grieved you are through the dramatic act of burning its symbol?
It could happen. And if it ever does, your right as a sniveling conservative weenie to burn the flag should be protected. Why? Because as long as the United States flag stands for a nation of freedom, that freedom should include even fiery displays that make us uncomfortable.
The fact that this amendment even got to the Senate in the first place is shameful, and should serve as a wake-up call to those of us who favor freedom over symbolism.
Your failed, right wingers, but your very attempt to amend the constitution as an election ploy shows what you really value - political power. Under the guise of protecting the flag, a handful of holier-than-thou politicians have wrapped themselves in it, and by doing so, dirtied it in a most disgraceful manner.
We might as well burn it.
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