Tuesday, March 02, 2004

GOP Plans Votes to Put Democrats on the Spot (washingtonpost.com): "Republicans also plan a series of votes on judicial appointments and tax cuts this year that could put Kerry in tough political spots, according to a senior GOP leadership aide. Another possible wedge issue, aides in both parties say, is a long-standing proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw burning the American flag."

Amending the Constitution to ban flag-burning has always seemed ridiculous to me. My general feeling is, while I may beat the heck out of you if I see you doing it, that doesn't mean it should be illegal. It's a much stronger statement to say you believe in the right to burn a flag and know you would never do it if there's no law requiring you to feel that way.

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