by The Dickinson Press
January 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm in The Dickinson Press
Bear with me as I attempt to defend what appears to be, on its face, indefensible. Continue Reading
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“But to its credit, our Supreme Court in 1989 invalidated state laws that forbade desecration of the flag, ruling that flag-burning, for example, is a speech act protected by the First Amendment.”
The 1st amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Hmmm … don’t see anything about flags in there. But the 10th amendment clearly reserves those rights to the states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The Supreme Court has no constitutional authority on the matter.
And yes … flag worship is a ritual shared by many statists and their apologists, generally those, who soak up war-propaganda like a sponge does water in a bath-tub.
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