posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 04:20 PM
Burning the American flag is the same, in my opinion, as spitting on the constitution. It carries a direct insult to everyone who has fought and died
to build this country, from our forefathers to the WWII veterans all the way up to the present day military men and women. It is a cowardly act and
should be viewed as treason. This will be the ultimate demise of our nation, good American men and women who sit idely by while a foreign invader
desercrates the most recognizeable symbol of our freedom and our nation. True it may or may not be protected as free speech under the bill of rights,
but so is calling your next door neighbors mother a whore. Sure you can do it, and it is within your rights to do so, but do not act suprised when
that neighbor beats you across your head with a blunt object after the fact.
In the 1940's you would have NEVER seen a person burn an American flag on a crowded American street. The reasons being that people back then actually
cared about our country, people had their lives at stake and were invested heavily in the well being of our nation, people had pride and courage and
were willing to stand up and if need be defend our heritage, our principles and our way of life. Modern day America is remeniscant of the Roman empire
during her last dark days. Greed, lawlesness, fat, spoiled, lazy citizenry who were too busy focused on debauchery and self preservation to sacrifice
themselves for the good of the Republic. Inner turmoil and dissent, crooked money grubbing politicians robbed the treasury blind, the cause and the
shared pride of the Roman people had long since dissipated. Actions and words that were once entirely unacceptable and considered outrageous were now
the norm. It is all one gigantic recipe for disaster, complacency, political correctness and overall lack of regard for country, patriotism and our
founding principles will eventually do us all in.
In my opinion those who burn the flag openly should be hanged for treason, those who sit by and watch others burn the flag should be attached to the
rope next to them. YOU ARE THE ENEMY. And if you feel that the flag is merely a piece of cloth and holds no real meaning, ask a war veteran how they
feel about those sentiments. Or better yet open a history book and read about the origins of that flag and what it has represented up and to present
day. Where do you draw the line?