As I posted to another- if desecration of the flag is so
sacrosanct-and your satire justified then it was equally ok
for the freaking Islamic Terrorists to bring down the World
Trade Center-because it was just a symbolic act. It is just as acceptable for someone to burn a cross on someones lawn
It's just a symbolic act. AH to h___ with it America was
destroyed back when the freakin' Commies shut down McCarthy.
I didn't satirize or make fun of the subject at all. Desecrating the flag in a political manner is probably more outrageous to me than anyone. I do bring up the question though, of when I was a boy scout, we would burn a flag in a special ceremony if it became too worn or ragged. Such was always a sobering event.
I don't think that Moog's boyscout example was satire. I remember when my brother was in the boyscouts, and they "retired" their old, worn-out flags with ceremonial burning.
But regardless, there is a significant difference between burning a flag and planting a burning cross on someone else's property for purposes of intimidation. Also a HUGELY significant difference between burning a flag and the murder of thousands of people.
That said, I think flag burning as a form of protest is just stupid. However, I agree with the author of the article above, that if we pass an amendment elevating the status of the flag as a symbol like that, we are engaging in idolatry.