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Flag burning destroys 9/11 memorial

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posted on Sep, 16 2003 @ 08:18 PM
FRISCO - A giant American flag raised as a Sept. 11 memorial on a prominent mountaintop was torched over the weekend, sparking outrage from local residents and putting law enforcement on high alert.
Initially placed on Peak 1 by Frisco resident Kurt Kizer and several friends a few days after the terrorist attacks in 2001, the flag, standing as a patriotic tribute visible in much of Summit County, has been replaced on the anniversary each of the past two years by large groups of supporters.

This is not the way to protest a war.

posted on Sep, 16 2003 @ 08:44 PM
You know I just don't get it
If somebody hates this country enough to burn the flag , then why are they here?! They should go to where ever it is they belong

posted on Sep, 17 2003 @ 03:04 AM
Freedom of speech.


They have the right to torch a flag if they want. Though it should be thier flag not someone elses.

They can protest if they want. Not like it'll do any good anyways.

posted on Sep, 18 2003 @ 09:16 PM
Burning a memorial is vandalism, not free speech.

If they went and bought thier own flags and burned them, thats fine. They paid for them, they can do whatever the hell they want with them.

This flag was not thier property. Thus, they have no right to burn it. Thats like saying someone going in and spray painting obscenities on gravestones is practicing free speech. They are not. they are criminals.

And these are criminals with no class and the worst taste.

posted on Sep, 19 2003 @ 05:24 AM
I'm with lurking also.

If you hate the country so much then leave.

But you know why they won't do that don't you?

You can say and do what you want in the US and you still live good.

Those people want their cake and to eat it too, have the benefits of living good but never have to pay a price for it (serve their country or defend it in any way).

posted on Sep, 19 2003 @ 05:37 AM
If the flag burner is from Al-Qaida or alike..

He/she has much more sinister reasons for being in US,
but ill would say that this is some teen that burned the flag..
..Some American teen..

posted on Sep, 20 2003 @ 01:04 AM
Yep. An American Teen vandal, Fulcrum, thats my point.

If the kid wanted to burn the flag, he should have went out and bought his own damn flag instead of destroying someone elses.

he is a criminal because he vandalized property that wasnt his. period. Regardless of belief.

If he went and bought his own flag from the store then burned it, then that is ok. (well, its not O.K., because flag burning is a lame form of free speech thhats so oversued and blase that I am bored of it, but regardless, it is his right to do so.)

You wanna burn a flag, go burn one of your own, dont destroy other peoples properties.

This criminal at the very least, needs to be charged with vandalism. And, if he was a terrorist........

he needs to be disembowled and fed to live rats.


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