U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-24-2019, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
14,689 posts, read 8,472,440 times
Reputation: 29365

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roboteer View Post
They haven't said exactly when or where they will do this, whether it will be done when President Trump is present and/or in one of the usual "protest zones" out of sight of normal people.

But you can probably count on the far-left media to give it more coverage than they give the actual 4th of July celebration.


-------------------------------------------------

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...y-fourth-rally

'Burn that rag!' Activists to desecrate the flag at Trump July Fourth rally

by Steven Nelson
June 24, 2019 04:38 PM

Sparks will fly in Washington as activists torch an American flag to protest President Trump's July Fourth "Salute to America," which Trump claims will be one of the largest events in city history.

Longtime flag-burning activist Gregory "Joey" Johnson of the Revolutionary Communist Party told the Washington Examiner, "I'm going to be there in D.C.," and "that rag of empire and oppression is going to burn."

Johnson is well known for winning a 1989 Supreme Court case that invalidated state laws against flag burning. He declined to share the time and location of next week's protest or say how many other activists will participate.

Trump will appear at the Lincoln Memorial at 6:30 p.m., ahead of fireworks at dusk.
So you're saying your entire thread is BS clickbait based on pure supposition.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-24-2019, 08:49 PM
 
6,643 posts, read 1,964,222 times
Reputation: 6233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roboteer View Post
They haven't said exactly when or where they will do this, whether it will be done when President Trump is present and/or in one of the usual "protest zones" out of sight of normal people. But you can probably count on the far-left media to give it more coverage than they give the actual 4th of July celebration.

-------------------------------------------------

'Burn that rag!' Activists to desecrate the flag at Trump July Fourth rally

by Steven Nelson
June 24, 2019 04:38 PM

Sparks will fly in Washington as activists torch an American flag to protest President Trump's July Fourth "Salute to America," which Trump claims will be one of the largest events in city history.
Longtime flag-burning activist Gregory "Joey" Johnson of the Revolutionary Communist Party told the Washington Examiner, "I'm going to be there in D.C.," and "that rag of empire and oppression is going to burn."
Johnson is well known for winning a 1989 Supreme Court case that invalidated state laws against flag burning. He declined to share the time and location of next week's protest or say how many other activists will participate.
Trump will appear at the Lincoln Memorial at 6:30 p.m., ahead of fireworks at dusk.
Well, now that you mention it, Trump metaphorically desecrates the flag and the image of America almost every time he opens his mouth.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2019, 08:58 PM
 
1,060 posts, read 219,168 times
Reputation: 1591
Has the American flag been declared as racist yet by the SJW thought police? After all, the flag does have white in it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2019, 10:08 PM
 
10,534 posts, read 2,692,185 times
Reputation: 7154
It is a Constitutionally protected right to burn the flag...although imo, (given how the nation is today), the flag should instead be flown upside down.(that would be more 'appropriate').
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2019, 10:16 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
9,424 posts, read 4,332,792 times
Reputation: 5255
Trump standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial will be more of a desecration than flag burning. After he's finished the park service will need to scrub down the steps to remove the stain and the stench.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2019, 10:26 PM
 
2,748 posts, read 874,462 times
Reputation: 4062
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buckeye1015 View Post
Distasteful certainly, but flag burning as an act of protest has been held up by the Supreme Court as Constitutionally-protected free speech.

Absolutely. Look, I love this country, but the flag is simply some cloth with some stars and stripes sewn on it by some factory worker somewhere. I know flag burning is somehow seen as this horrible act, but if you boil it down, it is just some protesters lighting fire to a flag they bought at some store somewhere.

I know someone will say brave men and women fought for that flag, but they really fought for the country, not that piece of cloth.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2019, 10:40 PM
 
578 posts, read 169,193 times
Reputation: 1683
So what, let them seal the deal on President Trump's second term. Few voters like to see our flag burn. It will make our convictions stronger to see them desecrate the flag of the greatest nation in the world. Sad, but there will be good to come from it. Let them be who they are. But let us who love our country be and stay strong, which is who we are.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2019, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Federal Way, WA
632 posts, read 192,195 times
Reputation: 611
Quote:
Originally Posted by ELOrocks17 View Post
Unbelievable

In just about any other country on earth, this dirtbag would be put to death for his actions. But he whines about oppression here..
Most of our "American" flags are made in China. Keep that in mind as you see those pieces of fabric from China while thinking they represent America. One of the many reasons flag symbolism is not much of a patriotic expression anymore. Not to mention all of the American flag clothing made in China, which goes against the flag code and is China fabric, but again, symbolism is the altar at which many right wingers worship.

There are plenty of right wingers who claim to love freedom that would love to put them to death for burning the flag. If they could do it without getting in trouble, they would, and then they would call it defending freedom.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2019, 08:22 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
9,910 posts, read 8,069,677 times
Reputation: 4181
I wonder if Mr Flag Burner realizes he costs more than he creates for the left.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2019, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
2,384 posts, read 908,448 times
Reputation: 4219
To the ones that hate our Great Nation so much, find a country more suitable to your desires and move there
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top