FW: flag burning ammendment

Dudly D. Doright a45acp4me at JUNO.COM
Sat Jul 3 22:57:55 MDT 1999


Count this vet against the amendment also.  I would rather give some
a**hole a knuckle  sandwitch for burning the flag.

DD

On Sat, 3 Jul 1999 15:49:03 -0700 John Vasse <johnv at STLNET.COM> writes:
>>>The congress is at it again with this flag burning ammendment thing.
>>>What do you think?  Should it be illegal for you to burn a flag that
>you
>>>own?  Of course if you burn someone else's flag the cops can get you
>>>for
>>>burning someone else's stuff.
>
>
>>At first blush, I thought that it is trivializing to the Constitution
>to add
>>such "Feel Good" ammendments to it.  It smacks of the kind of
>>emotionalism
>>that hallmark the crocodile tear elitist leftist.
>
>
>You are actually quite correcxt here. It's a trivial piece of
>legislation, at best, and very harmful at worst; put forward by a
>cowardly congress that has not the spine to address serious issues
>
>>But then .... when I think of the tearful anguish expressed at The
>Wall by
>>those gallant men who were mere boys when they sacrificed so much for
>>an
>>oft-times ungrateful nation ..... when I think of the grizzled old
>Korean
>>and WWII veterans who shed tears of rememberance for their fallen
>>comrades
>>as Old Glory passes by in parades ..... when I think of the horrors
>of the
>>Somme, of Gettysburg (and so many others) ..... of Valley Forge .....
>>when I
>>hear taps ..... or see even a photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising
>....
>>well, then I get it.
>
>>Maybe we should go ahead and do this afterall. Maybe then some of
>that >stink
>>of the unwashed spitting coward crowd (who were especially so vile
>and
>>spiteful and treacherous to the Vietnam era vets) can finally be
>blown >away
>>by the fresh breeze that unfurls those glorious colors.
>
>>Yeah, I've come around on it.  Let's do it.
>
>
>>In gratitude to America's soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and all
>vets
>>who honorably served, I am Pam
>
>If passing this amendment is done for the "sake" of those who served
>in the military, that's a poor motive. Could be I'm wrong, but I'd
>guess that most veterans really don't care one way or the other; or
>their opinion is that the amendment is wrong.
>
>Surely there are some veterans on rushtalk -- how 'bout a poll ?
>
>Here's one vet's ['68-'72] vote for leaving the Constitution alone and
>"NO !" on the flag burning amendment.
>
>john v

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