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Old 05-05-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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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
There is no limit with freedom of speech

The flag is Government property represented as symbolism that is distributed across the country & world a.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Student burns American flag after Osama's death
Its ok to burn the american flag, but not ok to burn the Koran
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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There is no limit with freedom of speech

The flag is Government property represented as symbolism that is distributed across the country & world a.

correction... SOME flags are govermnet property.

the flag sitting at my house is NOT government property. I OWN it.

I can do with it what I want. What I want is to treat it with respect. but it is mine in the same way all other things I have purchased or made are mine.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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I Did not say people.

I say buildings.

Flags are property of government
where a flag is government property, an individual who burns it is guilty of destroying government property which carries certain penalties.

not all flags belong to the government.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:59 AM
 
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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

Nita, there appear to be 2 different converstions going on.
1. Flags in general and our treatment of them...
2. This one flag that was owned by Louisiana State University and then illegally burned by an individaul.

In both cases, there is no "you cant burn the flag law" that applies.
In the second case, there is "you cannot burn other peoples property" law that does apply.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Flags are property of government
They are? Who told you this?
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I'm annoyed the burner wasn't named Mohammed or something
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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There is no limit with freedom of speech
Of course there are limits. This just isn't one of them.

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The flag is Government property represented as symbolism that is distributed across the country & world a.
So what?
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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Its ok to burn the american flag, but not ok to burn the Koran
Both are legal.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Student burns American flag after Osama's death
the person should get jailtime/or a fine

the broke the law

they VANDELIZED and tresspassed on a property that was not their own
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