EDITORIAL: Should burning the flag be banned with a new Amendment?
The flag has been at the forefront of every battle charge for American troops in the history of the nation. Of course, that was when the populace actually showed up to defend freedom. Only a few serve the nation now and the point of veterans furious at seeing their national banner dragged in the street and set on fire is lost on the Ivory Tower folks who all have opinions that someone else fought to protect.
Supreme Court decisions have been overruled by subsequent Amendments many times in our history. The Dred Scott ruling provides for ownership of slaves. Would today’s naysayers on an amendment protecting the flag oppose the 13th and 14th Amendments?
How many of those opposed to an amendment protecting the flag favor an Amendment giving residents of the Banana Republic of DC statehood when the founders clearly intended for the city to be a company town to serve the federal government? The District of Columbia was carved from Maryland and Virginia. Those who want to live in a state can move to one. We have fifty to choose from.
The liberal media line up like trained seals for every tweet Trump lets loose doing exactly what he wants. He determines the message and they bark. The Main Stream Media have their heads clearly implanted in a dark place and can’t see who their ringmaster is.
It is wonderful to see a sudden interest in the Bill of Rights for a bunch of leftists who normally spend a great deal of energy trying to diminish the Second Amendment. They are a picky bunch. It’s a fact; the only time you’ll see a liberal standing close to the flag is when they are there to support burning it.
From Library of Congress: The Supreme Court decision Dred Scott v. Sandford was issued on March 6, 1857. Delivered by Chief Justice Roger Taney, this opinion declared that slaves were not citizens of the United States and could not sue in Federal courts. In addition, this decision declared that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional and that Congress did not have the authority to prohibit slavery in the territories. The Dred Scott decision was overturned by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution.