Friday, June 24, 2005

A flag amendment I could live with (well, not really) 

From Letters to the editor in our own Inky:

I did not realize that the President's conservative agenda was in such trouble until this week when the flag-burning amendment was pulled out of the dust bin and wrapped in the bloody flag of 9/11.

In the spirit of compromise that has been missing since that date, I would be willing to support such an amendment if it included banning the public display of the Confederate flag.

If burning the flag is a desecration that requires a constitutional amendment, how much worse was an attempt to rip 11 stars from it?

If we owe something to the nearly 3,000 people who died on 9/11, how much more do we owe to the hundreds of thousands who died to preserve the flag that the Republican majority in Congress wants to protect at the expense of free speech?

Mark Stackhouse
(via Philly)

Of course, I know we have to win over at least some of the guys with Confederate flags on their trucks (as the good Doctor says), so this proposal won't and shouldn't fly.... But I can admire good snark!

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