Friday, April 15, 2005

O for chrissakes . . .

From Wayne Allard:


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Wayne Allard (R-Colorado), on Thursday joined with Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Dianne Feinstein (D-California) to sponsor the Flag Protection Amendment. The bill would amend the Constitution to ensure the right of the Congress to pass legislation protecting the American flag.

“It is high time that we restored the ability of the American people to protect the American flag,” Senator Allard said. “This ability has been eroded over the years by judicial decisions that have stripped away the people’s right to protect the symbol of our great nation. This right can only be restored by a constitutional amendment that will ensure that future generations, if they choose to do so, will be able to protect the American flag without interference from the courts.”

In 1989, the Supreme Court struck down long-standing state laws that protected the physical integrity of the flag. In response, Congress passed the Flag Protection Act of 1989, which was subsequently struck down by the Supreme Court in 1990.

“We proudly display our flag as a symbol of the ideals we stand for as a nation,” Senator Allard said. “It is only fitting that America’s citizens, through their elected representatives, have the ability to protect our national symbol from desecration.”

Another idiot chips away at separation of powers . . .


  1. Goddamnit. What the hell is wrong with Feinstein and when can we get her out of office? First the Gonzalez thing, then canoodling with Condi.

    But then, she's always been like this.

  2. Oh calm down, teh 14m3. She's going to retire soon, Arnold will take her place and we will nostalgically remember her. I've known the woman since 1980 and the only thing she has going for her is that she runs against people who are actually worse than she. Hard as that is to imagine.

  3. I know, I know. I just needed to vent. Every time I think she can't do anything more skeevy, she lowers the bar.

    And the past couple of years, she hasn't really compared favorably to Boxer...

  4. The best way of defending the flag is to elect a government that doesn't annoy most of the people on the planet.

    I don't see people burning Canadian flags, or Swedish flags, or Swiss flags.

    Of course we could just require American flags to be sewn from nomex, rather than messing about with Constitution to prosecute a misdemeanor offense.

    There are people who view flags as graven images when they are worshiped.

  5. Feinstein sucks. And heaven knows, protecting the flag is the most important thing we have to worry about these days. We need political prisoners in this country.