November 29, 2016

How Do You Reconcile That?

So, predictably, the left is all in a huff over President-Elect Trump wanting to outlaw flag buring, and punish it by jail time or loss of citizenship.

First, let's dispense with the obvious: Burning the flag is disrespectful, and I in no way would participate in any such endeavor.

Now, then... Be that as it may, it is STILL a form of expression, and such expression  protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution.  You don't have to like that.  You just have to accept it.

What I find remarkable, however, are those who use this as an example of how Donald doesn't understand the Constitution, yet those same people disagree with the Citizen's United case, which was a case where a person was facing jail time and other punishment for making a MOVIE about Hillary Clinton.

Look, you can't have it both ways.  Either you support freedom of expression (like burning a flag or making a movie), or you don't.

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

Actually it IS against the law... Congress passed it https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/700

Jeff B said...

And SCOTUS found that law to be un-Constitutional.