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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2004, 10:49:19 am »
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Wasn't the old custom to have a ceremonial flag burning if the falg touched the ground.  Something like "retiring the colors"?
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« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2004, 11:50:46 am »
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flag-burners are basically ignored, therefore I don't see this as a threat worth spending time on.
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« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2004, 01:59:43 pm »
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And I believe you have a Constitutional right to burn a cross as well. That's a legitimate form of expression of viewpoint on race that is known by the Constitution. However, I believe the state has a right to criminalize planting it upon your law, because that infringes on property rights.
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« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2004, 05:01:53 pm »
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And I believe you have a Constitutional right to burn a cross as well. That's a legitimate form of expression of viewpoint on race that is known by the Constitution. However, I believe the state has a right to criminalize planting it upon your law, because that infringes on property rights.

YOU support private property rights?  Or am I reading that wrongly?
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« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2004, 05:37:39 pm »
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« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2004, 10:10:08 pm »
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I think if they want to burn our flag then they need to get the heck out of our country.  This is not freedom of speech, this is stupid. It needs to be outlawed and people who do this crazy crap needs to be put in jail!
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« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2004, 10:48:13 pm »
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Regardless of what you choose, be aware of potential consequences...during the First Gulf War, an anti-war protestor - who was white, by the way - in Albuquerque set a flag on fire, and a military man back from the Gulf - who was Hispanic, by the way - rushed him and broke the protestor's nose. It went to court of course, but the military man won, suffering no sanction at all. Perhaps not good for the First Amendment, although the government wasn't involved in this incident at all, but illustrative of the type of unofficial, grassroots response a flag-burner may get - not banned by any government, but quashed by their fellow citizens.
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