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Old 05-05-2011, 08:20 AM
 
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So its Okay to burn American flags even with our Flag codes that state otherwise?
Absolutely.

How could you not know this? It's not exactly new. Flag burning per se is protected speech.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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Absolutely.

How could you not know this? It's not exactly new. Flag burning per se is protected speech.
The flag code law contradicts itself.

So terrorist is practicing free speech when he blows up a building? Burn an embassy?
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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So its Okay to burn American flags even with our Flag codes that state otherwise?
yes. the higher principle is the constitutional right to freedom of speech.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:28 AM
 
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The flag code law contradicts itself.

So terrorist is practicing free speech when he blows up a building? Burn an embassy?
no terrorist is killing people and damaging property. those are illegal.

Burning a flag that one has legal custody of (meaning they own the thing or have permission from the owner) is not against the law and SCOTUS says it is a protected act of free speech.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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The flag code law contradicts itself.
No, it's just unconstitutional to sanction anyone based on a violation of it. I think maybe you don't understand how this works...

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So terrorist is practicing free speech when he blows up a building? Burn an embassy?
No, and please stop being obtuse.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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They should ship this guy home and end his dual citizenship.
Obama?
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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no terrorist is killing people and damaging property. those are illegal.

Burning a flag that one has legal custody of (meaning they own the thing or have permission from the owner) is not against the law and SCOTUS says it is a protected act of free speech.
I Did not say people.

I say buildings.

Flags are property of government
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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no terrorist is killing people and damaging property. those are illegal.

Burning a flag that one has legal custody of (meaning they own the thing or have permission from the owner) is not against the law and SCOTUS says it is a protected act of free speech.
if the flag in on the university property isn't it part of government property? If this is the case, he or whomever did the act broke the law. Breaking the law is a crime.

Nita
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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They need to be placed in protective custody for their own safety.

Someone will take them out of the genepool.
This just might happen.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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I am unsure of the person's history. THe report says he is a dual citizen of hte US and Columbia. Is that by birth, or was he granted US citizenship?

If he was granted US citizenship, it should be revolked. Granting of citizenship to a non-native born person (yes, with certain exceptions) is a privilage. Burning the US flag in protest of the death of a mass murderer is more than a suitable reason to revolk that privilage.
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