A country gone nuts
Words can't describe how truly stupid this is.
The House on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to ban desecration of the American flag, a measure that for the first time stands a chance of passing the Senate as well."Ask the people who stood on top of the World Trade Center"???!!! WTF??
By a 286-130 vote _ eight more than needed _ House members approved the amendment after a debate over whether such a ban would uphold or run afoul of the Constitution's free-speech protections.
Approval of two-thirds of the lawmakers present was required to send the bill on to the Senate, where activists on both sides say it stands the best chance of passage in years. If the amendment is approved in that chamber by a two-thirds vote, it would then move to the states for ratification.
Supporters said the measure reflected patriotism that deepened after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and they accused detractors of being out of touch with public sentiment.
"Ask the men and women who stood on top of the (World) Trade Center," said Rep. Randy (Duke) Cunningham, R-Calif. "Ask them and they will tell you: pass this amendment."
But Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., 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."
Oh.. maybe he meant the RUBBLE of the World Trade Center... Ahhhhh. I guess THEY get to decide whether we should play around with the constitution and which rights should be tossed out the window. Now I get it.
I for one, will feel much safer here in America once I know that the 3 people a year who burn flags are sent to prison.
Will the last person to leave America as we knew it please turn out the lights?