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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-05 08:13 AM
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51. Only someone who felt they had the left in their back pocket would feel
free to co-sponsor Bill Bennett's, R-UT, flag-burning bill, the Flag Protection Act. We supposedly have the first amendment to protect us from laws like this, don't we?

Excerpt from Hillary Clinton's statement regarding her co-sponsorship and support of Bennett's bill:

"As I have said in the past, I support federal legislation that would outlaw flag desecration, much like laws that currently prohibit the burning of crosses, but I don't believe a constitutional amendment is the answer.

Burning or destroying an American flag is a despicable act that disrespects the sacrifices of our brave veterans and soldiers who fought to protect the very freedom of speech that flag burners exploit.

http://www.newswatch50.com/news/local/story.aspx?conten...

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Why do we need a Constitutional Amendment to ban flag burning if we pass a law that bans flag burning? The Supreme Court has ruled that flag burning is speech that is Constitutionally protected. Is this how Hillary Clinton would protect our Constitutional rights--by legislating them away?




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