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Flag Burnign

            I belief that if it is a person wants to burn the flag for even the stupidest reason he should be able to do so with out any percussions. There should not be any reason for the government to prohibit the burning of flags.
             On June 22, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved HJR 303 codifying the existing customs governing the display and use of the flag. Congress signed the bill into law on December 22, 1942. The text of the flag code is contained in Title 36 of the United States Code under subsections 170-178.
             In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of the rights of Gregory Johnson, who had been convicted of violating a Texas law by burning a U.S. Flag. In response to this and a similar 1990 Supreme Court decision, the U.S. Congress attempted to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the states the right to pass such laws, regardless of the previous decisions of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court, you see, considers burning the American Flag an act which is protected by the first amendment right to free speech. The only way Congress could make such anti-flag-desecration laws pass constitutional muster is to amend the very document that protects our rights. The bill, thank goodness, was rejected by just 34 votes on June 21, 1990. Tragically, the Conservative majority in the 104th Congress took it upon itself to reintroduce this piece of time-wasting legislative garbage eight years ago. With all the problems facing America right now, it's hard to imagine how 252 Representatives and 50 Senators found the time to sign this legislation and push to change our Constitution to eliminate this form of expression, which the Supreme Court of America has upheld. .
             For the third time, a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at prohibiting flag burning appeared headed for defeat. The House of Representatives 305-124 approved the measure on June 24, but as of press time, it seemed likely that the Senate would defeat it once again.

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