Safe to burn U.S. flag near you?

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Safe to burn U.S. flag near you?

  1. They had better not do in front of me; they risk their safety.

    58.2%
  2. I would be angry but restrained.

    25.5%
  3. I would be disgusted or saddened, and restrained.

    10.9%
  4. It wouldn't matter to me.

    5.5%
  5. I'd be joining the flag burners.

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  1. fromtheright

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    Listening to a couple of patriotic pieces by Johnny Cash which got me thinking. I think we have all heard it said by someone that others have the Constitutional right to burn the flag but that "they'd better not do it in front of me". Is that true of you?
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    I live in Wyoming. Dick Cheney is my neighbor. We take such things very seriously.
     
  3. fromtheright

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    We do in Alabama, too, Dr. Bob. In fact, I would venture to guess that it is more dangerous to burn the Stars and Stripes than the Stars and Bars. Which is the way it ought to be.
     
  4. Elnora

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    I chose the first, We aren't Western WA. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Enoch

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    Yes.
     
  6. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    I chose number three, burning a symbol of our secular nation would sadden me, but I would not be tempted to beat someone up over it.


    Of course, the fact that I a short little overweight middle aged bald guy may have something to do with my lack of temptation to beat someone up ;) .

    [ February 03, 2006, 04:57 AM: Message edited by: C4K ]
     
  7. Brother James

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    Doesn't matter to me. I'm a stranger and pilgrim here.
     
  8. AF Guy N Paradise

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    I am studying for my next stripe so here is a question for you all...

    What does the military do with flags no longer usable or serviceable?
     
  9. Brother James

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    I believe they burn them do they not?
     
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    I believe they burn them do they not? </font>[/QUOTE]Correct!

    I would think there would be a more dignified way.

    So, what would you do then if you saw a bunch of military folk burning all of these flags that are in poor condition and no longer of use?
     
  11. Brother James

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    I spent eight years in the Air Force and never saw it done. I can imagine if one did not know it would raise thier ire.
     
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    I agree.
     
  13. Dr. Bob

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    Our local VFW has asked me to have a "prayer" at flag burnings. They collect them (from the city, schools and individuals) and then have an honor guard at the ceremony, with dignity.

    Far cry from my college days - remember Vietnam? Many here were too young to have the vivid pictures in your mind that I have.
     
  14. Rachel

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    Yeah, they do it with dignity and honor. That's completely different than the scum that you see do it on tv, or back in Vietnam days.

    Isn't the bible supposed to be burnt too, when it's in bad shape? I thought I heard that before.


    I chose the first one. If someone burnt the flag in front of me, it would take a mighty act of God to restrain me. That's true with most people around here.
     
  15. Johnv

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    A scumbag who burns his flag has the right to do so. While I have every right to call him a scumbag for doing so, I certianly hope that the law would protect his free speech to burn his flag as it does to protect my free speech to call him a scumbag.
     
  16. Rachel

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    Of course they have that right, but that wasn't the question.
     
  17. Johnv

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    I would be unamerican if I did not defend a person's right to burn the flag, even if I disagreed with it.
     
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    They were ordered to do so, and that is the procedure within their organization.
    Tell me, do these military folks shout slogans demeaning the USA while burning those flags ?
    Do they do the burning in public ?

    What whould you do, and how would feel about fellow soldiers in active duty marching down Pennsylvania Avenue or some other avenue in another city, shouting slogans against the US government and their commander-in-chief and then topping off their 'rightful' demonstration with flag burning ?
     
  19. Johnv

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    Why do you think their protest is not rightful? It's most definitely rightful, even though I will find it objectionable.
     
  20. Enoch

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    There is a CLEAR difference between desecrating our flag and the respectful retirement of a flag that is damaged.

    The House approved in June 2005 to protect our flag from desecration…praying.
     

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