posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 09:51 PM
Personally, I don't care for it when people disrespect our flag. It is the symbol of our nation and deserves the respect of all Americans.
Foreigners I place into a different category. Maybe they should think about how they'd feel if someone were to put a torch to their flag in the
media just for the sake of doing it, but I guess when the issue is as important as a sporting event, judgement suffers.
Some here seem to be unaware that the US Supreme Court ruled some years back that burning the American flag is a form of speech protected by the
Constitution of the US.
Now, this upset a lot of folks, especially the older folks, but I tried to be philosophical about it. It is after all only a symbol and well, you can
go to the store and buy a flag and it's yours because you paid for it. But, if you were to tear down somebody else's flag and burn it, that'd be
theft and destruction of property.
I'll admit that when I was a younger man, seeing Americans burn the flag really got my blood to boiling, but I guess I've seen so many things over
the course of my life now that it really doesn't bother me much anymore. I guess it's lost its shock value.
One thing you can say about the US, we do love our liberty and the Bill of Rights, except for that pesky old Second Amendment, is very popular with
Some would like to see an amendment to the Constitution to protect the flag, but I oppose it because you just can't have an amendment for every
insult to one's sensibilities that every creep in the country can dream up.
[edit on 2010/6/3 by GradyPhilpott]