Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Flag burning

 "Have not I myself known five hundred living soldiers sabred into crows'-meat for a piece of glazed cotton, which they called their Flag; which, had you sold it at any market-cross, would not have brought above three groschen?" --Thomas Carlyle

"No matter how sickening and abhorrent we all find it," MSNBC's Brian Williams said, flag burning is constitutionally protected.

I didn't know we all found it sickening or abhorrent. I've always been baffled that people get so worked up about it. Maybe it's just me, but I find it hard to believe that Donald Trump has any genuine feelings about it.

I'll tell you an interesting fact. Most of the flags at Disneyland have the wrong number stars. That way, they're not REAL United States flags and they don't have to follow flag etiquette. They can leave them out in the rain, let them touch the ground and whatever else you're not supposed to do with a flag. If they make flag burning a crime, you just burn one with the wrong number of stars--it's called a "flag replica"--and it's perfectly legal.

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