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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Flag Desecration

Can I tell you how disgusted and distressed I am that the constitutional amendment to ban desecration of the US flag came within one vote of passage in the Senate? What part of freedom of speech do our Senators not understand?

If we really want to stop the desecration of things we value as Americans, we ought to censor the Senate instead. Isn't it about time someone started seriously addressing the continual, insidious erosion of our constitutional rights and personal privacy in the name of overblown national security risks undertaken with such fervor and utter impunity by members of the current Presidential administration?

I say we riot daily on the Capitol steps and refuse to listen to any more bullshit until someone starts taking these assaults on our personal liberties seriously!

Thanks to Tennessee Guerilla Women for the great photo and for pointing me toward this rant.

For those who live in Pennsylvania, both our Senators voted for the amendment.

Technorati tag: US politics


Blogger Refugee from Reason said...

Y'know, I was surprised as well actually at the narrowness of the vote. On the other hand, this is the tenor of our legislative branch in an election year and to a very large measure, it seems, almost all the time: Effect political statements rather than working in the best interests of the nation.

My view is that the greatest challenges are not for the present, but rather for the next administration and Congress (assuming that roles are reversed), as it will take years to straighten out what has been put in place during this administration. The question I have for the future is whether matters like national healthcare will have the opportunity to be developed in light of the repair that is required.


29/6/06 9:52 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Unfortunately, dealing with national social problems is likely to take a back seat to repairing the economic damage done by Bush and his team. How much will we all owe after supporting Bush's Folly? I think I heard something in the vicinity $150,000 from every US citizen. I could buy a perfectly servicable house with that. You know Americans are always going to pay attention to their own purses before they consider the poor, homeless, sick or uninsured. Ahhh, capitalism and the American Way.

29/6/06 9:57 AM  

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