Friday, June 24, 2005

Flag burning

It's been brought to my attention that I didn't say anything about the House recently approving a Constitutional amendment making it illegal to burn a flag in protest. Given the other news that's been in front of us, it simply slipped past. Succinctly put, I don't support this. I don't approve of the act or, usually, the people doing it, but it's clearly political speech. As such it should be protected.

Yes, I know, the concept that political speech can be banned has already been borne out by the BCRA. I'm against that horrid piece of trash, too, and anything that depends on it as precedent is already suspect. I honestly think this won't get throught the Senate. Even if it does, it's a long way through two-thirds of the States.