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Burning the First Amendment

Wall Street Journal: Flag-Burning Debate Reclaims Spotlight. Polls tend to show that the flag issue is relatively low among voter priorities. Some voters who favor the amendment feel strongly about it, and the issue could make a difference in tight races, particularly in conservative-leaning states.

This exercise is a direct attack on free speech. Many of the backers are no doubt sincere, but do they realize they are carving a huge hole in the First Amendment? For some, maybe that’s the point.

3 Comments on “Burning the First Amendment”

  1. #1 Michael Gorsuch
    on Jun 26th, 2006 at 11:45 am

    If you can punch one big hole, it makes it a lot easier to punch more.

  2. #2 Hans Suter
    on Jun 27th, 2006 at 1:32 am

    punching more holes still will need considerable effort. Enlarging an existing one is much easier. 😎

  3. #3 Michael Gorsuch
    on Jun 27th, 2006 at 6:20 pm

    Well said 😉