In an effort to maintain "Talking Tuesday" as a lively, interesting post...I must read lots and lots of articles. At times I am amazed by the words I read, other times I am appalled.
I don't know how, I don't know where... But I happened upon a website (which I have chosen not to link) titled, 'Only Patriots Burn Flags'. If you wish to read all the words, it is only a google search away.
The author writes, "Flag Burning is a patriotic act done by people who care deeply enough about our freedoms to challenge the government when it becomes a threat to the people. Patriots who love America burn flags." He also writes, "There comes a point when the citizens, Acting as the Fourth Branch of Government, have a duty to their country to rise up and slap the government down when it gets out of line. We must never forget that the government exists for only one purpose, and that is to serve the people. That the government and the courts derive their powers by the consent of the people, and that the government has a duty to put the Will of the People above it's own self interests. When the government fails, it is the duty and the responsibility of the people to put the government in it's place and let the government know that it is, in fact subservient to the people."
Is Flag Burning a freedom of speech or an insult to our Founding Fathers?
Do you believe the day will come, this will be an acceptable form of expressing discord towards our government?
Are you capable of taking a match to Old Glory?
It's your turn......