ranger13 (C-OK) & Fank (C-AZ) proposes a Constitutional Amendment
Amendment fails @ranger13 @Fank
Huge nay. The values of the United States protect the desecration of its flag
Yea, freedom of expression should not extend to the abhorrent tarnishing of our flag. These actions amount to a hate crime against the soldiers who fight to defend our country
I'm pretty sure many soldiers disagree with you. They are fighting for all rights, including flag burning and sitting during the national anthem, no matter their views, because they don't want us to become like the government they are fighting.
There are reasonable limitations on free speech, including obscenity, threats, panic, libel, and defamation. Including a new limitation that protects our national symbol will not make us a dictatorship.
Nay. This is virtual US congress, not virtual North Korea!
Nope, it's a protesting right. Plus, this is more of a court case considering it's the Supreme Court that allowed flag burning in Texas v Johnson
Nay, even though I love the flag and what it stands for, I can't support this because it takes away people's rights and I don't like supporting any bill that is a victimless crime.
Yea. Glory to the US
Nice to know you hate the first amendment
Nay! Freedom of thought/expression is not only an American right -- it's a human right.
I encourage everyone to vote yea. The Supreme Court has ruled that the desecration of the American flag is protected under the first amendment, which prohibits the states or federal government from passing laws against flag desecration. This amendment would give congress the power to pass laws against desecration of the American flag. There are many other western countries that already have flag desecration laws including France, Germany, and Italy. The American flag is a symbol of freedom and strength and should not be used as a prop to burn and stomp on in protest.
Since the Supreme Court ruled that it's protected, this bill is unconstitutional
It's a constitutional amendment it can't be unconstitutional.
That's why this is a constitutional amendment.
Well since this thing will fail, the point is moot
Congress shall have the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.
Summary: Desecration of the American flag has been allowed by SCOTUS under the first amendment. This amendment would give congress the power to pass laws against flag desecration.