Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Amendment to ban flag desecration falls short in Senate

In a nail-biter of a vote, a constitutional amendment to ban flag desecration died in the U.S. Senate earlier this evening. The vote was just one vote shy of the required number needed to send it on to individual states for ratification. It comes a few days before Independence Day and just slightly more than four months before voters elect a new Congress, the Associated Press story says.

How do you feel about this issue? Is desecrating the flag more a freedom of express rather than free speech and should the flag be protected under the law? Or should the right to desecrate the American flag if we choose to be upheld?

I realize this issue is a passionate one for some and could get nasty. Please be respectful of each other’s opinions. They are, after all, protected under our Constitution.

- Cheryl


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