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The Beginning of the End of Free Speech in America

June 28, 2006

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Hyping terror, spying on innocent Americans, helping dictators abroad, and shredding our Constitution at home… All in all, a typical week for those in charge of our Government.
Yet, I have to admit that what bothers me the most this week is the possibility that our Freedom of Speech — long cherished for 215 years in the very first words of the Bill of Rights — may soon end. As I write this, the Senate is voting whether to abolish the part of the Constitution which once protected the right of American citizens to protest the policies of their Government by doing one of the most angry, non-violent acts imaginable: burning an American Flag.
UPDATE: The amendment failed BY ONE VOTE! 66 to 34. I promise never to burn the American Flag unless and until that right is taken away from me.

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  • Ken Stitutional July 9, 2006 8:55 am

    Pray before, during, and after burning the flag to the tune of “Let the Lower Lights Be Burning”

  • Vicky July 8, 2006 11:17 pm

    It’s ok to burn the flag – freedom of speech – we have that right – but if it comes down to mentioning God in a high school graduation speech or playing a “religious” instrumental number, that is not acceptable.

  • A sucker by any other name still loses his sanity in carnival fashion June 30, 2006 11:40 am

    Lane fufills the premise that there are unbalanced wackos on all ends of the spectrum popping up every minute as if on cue from P.T. Barnum himself