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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The very serious problem of flag burning
Posted by Jill | 4:32 PM
Here is the vital issue that's so important to America's future, that the Senate is spending its time debating, while we have war without end in Iraq, a disappearing middle class, and more debt than five generations can ever pay off:

The Citizens Flag Alliance, a group pushing for the Senate this week to pass a flag-burning amendment to the Constitution, just reported an alarming, 33 percent increase in the number of flag-desecration incidents this year.

The number has increased to four, from three.

Four. In the entire country, four people desecrated the flag this year -- one more than last year.

Man the torpedoes and fortify the gates!

I wonder if the four includes this guy, who clearly hasn't got a clue about how to treat the flag.

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§ 8. Respect for flag

(g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.

(i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.

(k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

UPDATE: This one's from the "Sometimes the jokes just write themselves" file. And this guy doesn't know how to treat the flag either:

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