Thursday, June 15, 2006

Amendments Cancelling Out Other Amendments?

Currently on the Senate floor is the would be 28th constitutional amendment that would prevent any flag desecration, the proposed amendment is still pending a vote for approval. "The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States" ... just a small excerpt of the legislation to be voted on by the end of the month. I am completely against any defilement of "Old Glory" in any form ... but that's my opinion. Those choosing to destroy a flag in protest, although the action absolutely disgusts me, have the right to do so ... it's their form of protest. After this amendment passes, I fully expect to see another added shortly thereafter that addresses media outlets and writers that publish material deemed "a threat to national security". This abolishment of rogue periodicals and publications would pass with little resistance from the American public because lately, it seems commonplace to give up individual freedoms in the name of public safety and security. Wow ... I still can't believe that only a few hundred years ago this country had the ... uh, you know ... to stand up and claim our independence from the British. What happened to us? Now we need to write laws to keep outspoken people quiet. The fourth of July has turned into nothing more than fireworks and hot dogs ... that's it. Go ahead ... ask kids why we celebrate the fourth of July ... THEY DON'T KNOW!


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