Skip to comments.Senate blocks flag-burn ban
Posted on 06/27/2006 5:12:13 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
THE Republican majority in the US Senate has failed by just one vote to amend the constitution to ban desecration of the national flag.
The motion was backed by 66 votes, one short of the two thirds majority need to get a constitutional amendment passed.
Thirty-four senators voted against.
The measure, backed by President George W. Bush, had been promoted by the Republican majority as it tries to rally its conservative base ahead of key congressional elections in November.
Who voted against?
In this we see the democrats unwillingness to allow the
States(the people) to have their say.
So, besides the two senators from the Peoples' Republic of Maryland, ditto Massabullsh**, who were the ones who voted against?
If I recall my high school civics lesson correctly, the Congress does not have the power to Amend the Constitution. They only have the power to recommend an amendment, which then must be approved by 2/3 of the states.
Why does the press continually misrepresent simple facts?
Rome is burning.
Add the two from California to that list.
Force of habit!
Good. Free Speech survives another election cycle.
Mark Dayton (D,MN) voted for it.
I dropped my Fosters.
What in the world do we need the Senate for? If it fell off the earth today, no one but C-Span 2 would miss it (note: they aren't even C-Span 1). It's a worthless money pit where political hacks go to impress each other and waste their lives chewing over inconsequential things.
Feinstein voted yes.
And it was not any of the usual RINO suspects. It was Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Robert Bennett of Utah.
I am starting to think the Republicans have an intentional plan to gum up the works so they can make it look like they're trying, but, oh, darn, we didn't have the votes, so the liberals get their way again....
Chafee and Specter had taken enough heat lately. Voinovich sunk the estate tax so he did his "good deed" for the year. DeWine has too tough a re-election fight. So it's McConnell's and Bennett's turn to crap on the will of the voters.
Well, I never would have guessed.
The senate worms can't uphold and protect the amendments already in place. A new amendment would be another one they would dither over and ignore.
Neither did we need a Pledge Of Allegiance to the Flag until a 19th century socialist promoted such.I find it instructive the Founders apparently saw no such need .
Free political speech means all views may be expressed no matter how stupid so the public can see the truth.
I pity those who fight for a piece of cloth and ignore the Constitutional principles.If only people would demand those sworn to uphold the Constitution did so this debate wouldn't exist.
Burning the symbol of this nation, and what it stands for, is not free speech.
Main Entry: 2flag Function: noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: perhaps from 1flag 1 : a usually rectangular piece of fabric of distinctive design that is used as a symbol (as of a nation), as a signaling device, or as a decoration