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Old 05-05-2011, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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And some here still don't get the fact that he destroyed the university's private property and stole the university's private property. Then there may be additional charges of an illegal burn.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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And some here still don't get the fact that he destroyed the university's private property and stole the university's private property. Then there may be additional charges of an illegal burn.
As long as the sanctions aren't targeted at the content of his speech - that is, because he burned a flag and not a paper bag or something, then it's a solid hit.

Go for it.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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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.
The ACLU backs the right to burn the flag. Your personal attacks show your character
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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So what.
America is bigger than that.

^^This.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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The ACLU backs the right to burn the flag. Your personal attacks show your character
The American Civil Liberties Union supports your right as an American to exercise your civl liberties, including and most especially your freedom of speech. The Supreme Court has ruled that flag-burning is an exercise of free speech. Book burning is also an exercise of free speech. Both are offensive. Both are legal.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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The ACLU backs the right to burn the flag. Your personal attacks show your character
Coming from someone who clearly doesn't understand the difference between agreeing with the right to speak versus agreeing with the content of that speech, I'll take your disapproval as a compliment.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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The ACLU backs the right to burn the flag. Your personal attacks show your character
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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People are always burning our American Flag, as wrong as it is Americans are tougher then most think. However in saying this, i hope that the burning of our Flag will not be carried out onto something bigger and more dangerous. These people do have a very different mind-set then our ways of thinking. I wonder how many of those people in this Country, will hide their true feelings, and what will become of those feelings. They are a culture who belives in getting even.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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There are people who care more about a colored piece of cloth than the values it represents.

Then when you try to explain it to them, the first thing they do is to try to associate you with the offensive speech.

Flag burning offends me. Outlawing flag burning offends me much more.

As for what this says about "my character", you can believe whatever the hell you want.
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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The same people who say it's ok to burn a flag are the same ones who want to make Koran burning illegal.
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