On June 3 the House of Representatives narrowly voted to approve the so-called flag protection amendment. This amendment would alter the First Amendment for the first time in its history and allow Congress to outlaw the physical desecration of the flag. Instead of standing true to the principles for which the flag stands, the supporters of this legislation want to restrict free speech and limit the right to protest the actions of the government. The dramatic campaign by the Bush Administration to erode our freedoms in the name of national security has produced a climate in which those who disagree with the government are labeled unpatriotic, disloyal or even traitors. It is essential during these dark days that we continue to defend freedom of speech and the right to dissent.
Thursday, June 5, 2003
American Civil Liberties Union : Speak Out: Flag Amendment Passes House - Thank or Spank Your Representative
Posted By Allen at 12:55 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union has posted the news that the house has (yet again) passed a Flag Burning amendment. As they point out this legislation, if passed, would be the first time that the first amendment is altered. Follow the link to send a message to your representative. Here is a quote from the article: