But they don't seem quite as universally gung-ho about Trump's 'strip the citizenship of flag burners' plan as I would have thought. You still have a good amount of idiots, but a bunch more seem down with the free speech thing. Times change, I guess. Now it's race and gender and cults of personality.
(Though I will note that when given a concrete liberal flag-burning villain to hate, they are much less forgiving)
Will88 demands an official message for each flag burning incident!
I’ve always opposed flag burning and denying a ‘right’ to burn the flag does not deny free speech. Require them to be more specific, specifically what are they protesting. Burning the flag could mean anything. Spell it out.Will88 soon comes clean - he doesn't believe flag burning can ever have meaning.
Lol, what nonsense. Flag burning is not speech, but a childish and emotional hissy fit engaged in by people who express themselves through emotional outbursts and attention whore stunts.ari-freedom has an odd definition of property that could get real Communist real fast:
Real free speech involves some thought and expression that can at least be heard and interpreted by whomever the protest is supposedly directed toward.
But at least you got in your silly Nazi reference in an impressive imitation of the American left.
The American flag belongs to America, not you. Therefore you should not be allowed to burn it just because it is not yours to burnWissa lays out a slippery slope for why this is dumb:
I find flag burning a deliberate attempt to incite the public.castlegreyskull is feeling microagressed upon and needs a safe space:
Colin Kaepernick is inciting the public by refusing to stand for the national anthem.
Maybe we should make it illegal to sit or kneel while the national anthem is being played. While we're at it, we might as well make it law that you must put your hand over your heart during the playing of the anthem, or any time a government vehicle passes by displaying the flag. And absolutely no crossing your fingers while you do it.
Kneeling during an anthem is not violent or destructive. Burning a flag contains a veiled threat.I guess not reading this thread, allendale explains that Trump's tweet was actually a plan, because America cares deeply about the flag:
Now that Trump has said this, flag burning will become the preferred ritual of the demented anti Trump Left. It will of course disgust most Americans and will be associated in their minds with the Democratic Party. The Democrats will lose even more of their traditional base.
Trump may in fact be some sort of devious political genius.TheConservativeBanker solves matters the Freeper way - fantasizing violence!
How about a federal statute defining beating the snot out of a flag burner as “performance art” and protected as free speech under the First Amendment?ConservaTexan too, because Freepers think along similar lame lines:
Flag burning should be legal. Beating the crap out of a person burning the American flag should be punishable by a fine not to exceed $25.