Wednesday, June 22, 2005

speaking of flags. . .

OK so today the House decided it would make put itself in a position to more narrowly define the "free" in free speech.
House approves flag-burning amendment
At least the "debate" was entertaining.
From the right
"Ask the men and women who stood on top of the [World] Trade Center," said Rep. Randy [Duke] Cunningham, R-California. "Ask them and they will tell you: pass this amendment."
Irresponsible grandstanding or inappropriate symbol creation? (Or did he ask them?)
From the left
But Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, said, "If the flag needs protection at all, it needs protection from members of Congress who value the symbol more than the freedoms that the flag represents."
oooooooo burn.
I'll let one of our finest pretend presidents speak for me.
President Andrew Shepherd: The symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then you can stand up and sing about the land of the free.

Constitution, smonstitution.
j

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I think the current pretend president is much better. He's a real 'Murrican. Yup.

8:35 PM  
Blogger J said...

Anyone not see that coming?

9:55 PM  
Blogger Codeman said...

you have already pulled all of the Eddie quotes about flags out of me...it's not cool to tease me like this

6:56 PM  

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