US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC :
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News ::
For God & Country & Our Flag (english)
03 Mar 2003
I believe in this country and believe in the freedoms that the flag of this great nation represents.
I believe in this country and believe in the freedoms that the flag of this great nation represents.
I believe in this country and believe in the freedoms that the flag of this great nation represents. Our flag is a symbol of freedom and strength. I believe that the right to free speech is not a valid argument to burn the flag. Burning or desecrating the flag is wholly a protest against this country and the beliefs of the people. Freedom of speech is by mouth and not by committing an act of destruction or (in my own opinion) an act of treason in nature. A Constitutional amendment to make flag burning against the law would be fine by me as it does not make one love the flag out of fear of a law but only would be the next step in protecting a symbol that so many people love and look up to, in this country and in many others. It is a preposterous idea to think that a law would make one love the flag out of fear. I do not know where one could get the idea that making flag burning against the law would make the flag more sacred than his/her right to free speech. A law would only serve to protect this symbol of freedom. Flag burning is damage or destruction to property, speech is not. Burning the American flag is a symbol of hatred towards this country (and its people), the very country that guarantees the right to speak freely. The flag is a symbol I am proud to look up to and would be proud to defend at any time, whether it be war, or to protect it from people that are willing to disgrace and destroy it. One last note: The constitution is NOT what makes the flag what it is today. The PEOPLE have made the flag what it is today: soldiers, doctors, construction workers, storekeepers, every person that lives in this country (and has lived and died for this country) and strives to make it a better place for all of us are what make this flag more than just a rag. Always remember what this flag symbolizes and think about what our forefather's went through to give us the freedom we have today before you ever think about burning or destroying the American Flag, "Old Glory"! NOTICE!!!: "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning." THE ONLY LEGITIMATE REASON TO BURN THE FLAG!!...from flag etiquitte and law. (Think about it, if this is the only real reason for burning a flag, what are the people that burn perfectly wonderful great flags doing it for? The flag they burn is fitting for display, so I would have to conclude that they are only burning the flag to show their own stupidity and ignorance and to show that they do not love this country).
Add a quick comment
Your name Your email


Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.