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  • Burning Of The American Flag
    527 words
    Flag burning is absolutely not a valid form of political expression under the first amendment. Though the Supreme Court, in the case of Gregory Johnson, ruled that it was in fact constitutional to allow people to burn the flag, the evidence against this ruling is overwhelming. First, the first amendment does provide protection to demonstrators wishing to voice their political opinions vocally and symbolically, the amendment does not allow for the desecration of sacred objects such as flags, ceme...
  • Their Lives For Their Flag
    355 words
    What does the flag mean to me? The flag means a lot to me. I know that many Americans have died protecting our flag. Many people have died raising our flag also. I remember my father explaining that statue with the soldiers raising the flag to me. He told me how these soldiers would sacrifice themselves just to raise a piece of cloth. Now that I'm older, I feel that I would do the same. I also realize that this is much more than just a piece of cloth, It is a flag; The American flag. It stands f...
  • Flag Protection Act
    945 words
    Brett Crider February 13, 2002 J. Dail Eng 101 There is a great travesty going on in America right now. Everyday, people are fighting to stop one of America's greatest freedoms, the freedom of speech. Even this way of exercising America's greatest amendment, freedom of speech, is not liked by all people it is still protected under our nation's law. The act of publicly burning an American flag is something that is deemed disgraceful by many Americans, but it should not be outlawed. Many people ar...
  • Desecration Of The American Flag In 1968
    974 words
    Flag Desecration Flag desecration is not American. People who burn the American flag lack respect for themselves, America, and the many people who have died to preserve American freedom. The people who desecrate the American flag have no right to call themselves Americans. They are unpatriotic, two faced, cowards, and worse of all un-American (communist). To be patriotic a person must love and defend his own country against all foreign and domestic threats. These unpatriotic people are two faced...
  • Just As Kingsolver
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    Of bears and bobcats, stars and stripes Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver 282 pp, Faber Barbara Kingsolver is one of the few American writers who have refused to join George Bush's cheerleaders. A writer who reminds her readers, as Kingsolver has done, that "every war is both won and lost" would hardly seem extreme over here, but in the US such talk can receive some pretty nasty responses. One writer in the Wall Street Journal suggested that a reasonable response to Kingsolver's articles would ...
  • Supporters Of The Proposed Flag Desecration Amendment
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    Is it more important to protect the icons of our country, or to ensure the right to extremely offensive expressions The issue of flag burning asks America just that question: Should America tolerate, or condemn Flag burning does seem to be the ultimate act of symbolic protest used to express dissension against the American Government. There is simply no questioning the fact that flag burning offends people, but the controversy of flag burning tests the dominion of the First Amendment to the Cons...
  • Burning Of The American Flag
    1,064 words
    IS FLAG BURNING PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT 2/17/00 "If a jerk burns a flag, America is not threatened. If a jerk burns a flag, democracy is not under siege. If a jerk burns a flag, freedom is not at risk and we are not threatened. My colleagues, we are offended; and to change our Constitution because someone offends us is, in itself, unconscionable", - Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-New York) It has been held by the United States Supreme Court that burning an American flag as means of expression or...
  • Flag Protection Act
    900 words
    In the late 1800's there was a movement across the nation to protect the American flag. They called it flag desecration laws, it was a crime to desecrate, or show disrespect for the American flag. Back then there was little concern about flag burning. The Supreme Court had not related free-speech claims to conduct in those early days, nor applied the limitation of the first Amendment to the United States of America. It was not long until the state court rulings began striking down the state flag...
  • American Flag Desecration
    1,471 words
    We live in a culture where people are supposed to be able to express their thoughts and opinions without the fear of punishment. Since our society is developing more individualistic values as time passes, there is a prominent need for people to be able to convey their opinions otherwise our nation would not be able to keep developing into the prevalent country it has become. Throughout society there is a need for social acceptance and conformity. But one can always be seen resisting cultural nor...
  • Argument Against Burning The
    384 words
    An Argument Against Burning The American F lagAn Argument Against Burning The American Flag Having been called a bleeding heart liberal several times in my life, this is one issue that you could not accuse me of being wishy-washy about. The needs to be a constitutional amendment outlawing he burning of the Flag of the United States of America. In my mind, this is no debating this issue. Recently, once again, Congress has voted down a constitional amendment that would have favored federal crimina...

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