ACLU comes to Homeowners' Defense

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  1. RockRambler

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    Asheville – Charges against an Asheville couple mark the first use of a 90-year-old North Carolina law on desecration of the American flag since the Vietnam War era, a state court official said Thursday.

    Even then, police used the law only two times. Back-to-back U.S. Supreme Court decisions since then make it unconstitutional, civil rights experts said.

    “It hasn’t been used in so long, we don’t even keep a statistic on it,” said Dick Ellis, public information officer for the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts in Raleigh.

    http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200770726111
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    Do believe the deputy got a little too worked up over an unconstitutional law.....
     
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  2. KenH

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    If the couple owned the flag they can do what they want with it regardless of how much I or anyone else might have our blood boil over it.

    Also, flag desecration is protected under free speech in Amendment I of the federal constitution.
     
  3. Baptist Believer

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    I think you are exactly right, although I don't agree with that couple's actions at all.
     
  4. pinoybaptist

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    anybody know where one can buy a US flag motif toilet paper ?
     

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