Anarchist USMC Vet Burns US Flag

Anarchist USMC Vet Burns US Flag

 

But what does Bill Hicks think?

  • Number1Framer

    Nationalism is a disease that seems to be on the rise worldwide. I say burn all the flags of all the countries. And the US is the best one to start with.

  • Dread Raider

    Well since the only way to officially retire a flag is to burn it. I am not sure their point was well made.

  • Mr B

    ‘Proposed amendment

    The full text of the amendment (passed several times by the U.S. House of Representatives):

    The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.’

    ~ h**ps://en.m.wikipedia.*rg/wiki/Flag_Desecration_Amendment

    ‘Desecration’; the U.S. flag is deemed to be sacred?

    • Andrew

      Yes.

    • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

      Well, there’s this…

      Prior to February 1954, no endeavor to get the Pledge officially amended succeeded. The final successful push came from George MacPherson Docherty. Some American presidents honored Lincoln’s birthday by attending services at the church Lincoln attended, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church by sitting in Lincoln’s pew on the Sunday nearest February 12. On February 7, 1954, with President Eisenhower sitting in Lincoln’s pew, the church’s pastor, George MacPherson Docherty, delivered a sermon based on the Gettysburg Address titled “A New Birth of Freedom.” He argued that the nation’s might lay not in arms but its spirit and higher purpose. He noted that the Pledge’s sentiments could be those of any nation, that “there was something missing in the pledge, and that which was missing was the characteristic and definitive factor in the American way of life.” He cited Lincoln’s words “under God” as defining words that set the United States apart from other nations.

      President Eisenhower had been baptized a Presbyterian very recently, just a year before. He responded enthusiastically to Docherty in a conversation following the service. Eisenhower acted on his suggestion the next day and on February 8, 1954, Rep. Charles Oakman (R-Mich.), introduced a bill to that effect.Congress passed the necessary legislation and Eisenhower signed the bill into law on Flag Day, June 14, 1954
      (Via: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance#Addition_of_.22under_God.22 )

      I don’t know if it can be said that there is a single definitive moment when America went collectively insane officially deified itself, but 1954 works for me.

  • evelynfmorrison

    My Uncle
    Riley got an almost new red GMC Canyon just by some parttime working online
    with a laptop. visit their website F­i­s­c­a­l­p­o­s­t­.­C­O­M­