The Issue of Flag Burning Flag desecration is a term applied to various ways of intentionally dishonoring a flag most often a national symbol. Such action is intended to make a political point against a country or its policies. The First Amendment to the United States constitution says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise there of; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of grievances." Some citizens think the government is stating that if society wants to dishonor the United States buy smoldering Old Glory to prove a point. In 1990, the case Texas vs. Johnson in the United States Supreme Court decided in Favor of the Gregory Johnson, who had been convicted of violating a Texas law by blazing the American symbol. In response to this, the United States Congress attempted to pass an amendment to the United States Constitution, granting the states to rights to pass such laws regardless of the previous decisions of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court considers disrespecting the American colors is an act that is protected by the First Amendment the right to for free speech. "Since not all outlaw certain types expressive conduct simply because may have such effects." If an action does not immediately start a riot; the action is considered protected speech. During the Vietnam War, flag desecration became very popular way of expressing protest or dissent against the polices of the United States Government. Citizens should not discarnate the official United States Flag to show a symbolic act.

If the leaders of country do pass a amendment, it should apply to Old Glory only. The Flag of the United States has rules and regulations they should by followed not dishonored.