Thursday, June 23, 2005

Flag Desecration Amendment Passed By House

The House voted in favor of this 06/22/05,

"The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States." Amendment (H.J. Res 10)

The following is an exerpt from STOP THE ACLU Thursday Blogburst -

Read what the ACLU thinks about the issue of burning our flag:


For more than a decade, the Citizen's Flag Alliance and others have expended seemingly endless resources lobbying candidates and members of Congress to pass a constitutional amendment giving the government the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the American flag. Civil libertarians have fought back hard, organizing coalitions of veterans, religious leaders and other Americans who believe that such a constitutional amendment would undermine the very principles for which the American flag stands.

While our fight against the proposed amendment has made headway in recent years, the margins of our victories remain precariously thin. Recent calls for patriotic unity threaten to bolster the cause of those who wish to protect the symbol of our freedoms at the expense of the freedoms themselves.

We urge you to read about the history of the flag amendment and why Americans across the country oppose this amendment. Then make your voice heard! (source)

Read the entire Blogburst contributed by Gribbit this week at Stop the ACLU. Join us in our fight to stop the lunacy created by the ACLU that is tearing our country apart by demoralizing our citizens and taking away all meaning from honoring our flag, honoring our country, and the religious history it is so richly built upon.

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