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Old 05-05-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Its American symbolism.
So it destroying a Status of Liberty souvenir from NYC, but you're also allowed to do that too.

God Bless America!
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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No one "backs the flag being burned." If you cannot distinguish between upholding the right and agreeing with the content of the speech, then that's your problem. Your ignorance doesn't constitute promotion of flag burning by your opponents.

It's transparent what you were trying to do.
ACLU certainly backs flag burning. Your personal attacks show i complete inability on your part to be able to sustain civil chat
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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ACLU certainly backs flag burning. Your personal attacks show i complete inability on your part to be able to sustain civil chat
My god you are clueless.

The ACLU backs people's RIGHT to express themselves. They no more approve of flag burning than they do of Nazis.

They defend the right, not the content of the message.

If this nuance continues to escape you, you have my sympathies.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:41 PM
 
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So it destroying a Status of Liberty souvenir from NYC, but you're also allowed to do that too.

God Bless America!
I am referring to the flag.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:43 PM
 
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That's your response?

Here is some light reading for you. I think you might find it educational, then again, I could be wrong.

TEXAS V. JOHNSON, 491 U. S. 397 (1989)

TEXAS V. JOHNSON, 491 U. S. 397 :: Volume 491 :: 1989 :: Full Text :: US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez
You didn't answer the question

Who follows the constitution?

The flag law states you can't burn an American flag.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I am referring to the flag.
You are assigning it symbolism and using emotion to base your opinion on. I am using logic. It is your property, you can do what you want with it. Do you believe in property rights or are your just another liberal progressive?
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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You are assigning it symbolism and using emotion to base your opinion on. I am using logic. It is your property, you can do what you want with it. Do you believe in property rights or are your just another liberal progressive?
If the president burns the flag its okay?
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If the president burns the flag its okay?
We're not debating about whether it's ok or not. We're debating about whether it's legal. Is the flag his own personal property or was it bought by taxpayers?
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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If the president burns the flag its okay?
okay is a subjective term

legal is an objective term

[/trying to pound **** through thick skulls]
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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You didn't answer the question

Who follows the constitution?
I do. I swore an oath to uphold it and I take it very seriously. So do most other people who take such an oath.

And if you do not follow it, there are consequences for that, just as there are for breaking any valid law.

Again, you are just being obtuse.

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The flag law states you can't burn an American flag.
And the SCOTUS says the flag law is crap. Game over.
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