The Flag The Burning Question

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled six weeks ago that torching an American flag is a constitutionally protected form of speech, politicians have stampeded to show off their patriotic fealty to Old Glory. Last week the House Judiciary Committee approved a Democratic proposal that would make setting fire to the Stars and Stripes a federal crime punishable by a year in prison. The measure could run into opposition from other Congressmen who think that nothing short of a constitutional amendment will serve to protect the flag from fiery desecration.

Now, thanks to American ingenuity, another means of thwarting the unflagging...

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