Lawrence Ms. Zlotziver ERWC 15 December 2015 Burning the American Flag “Old Glory,” otherwise known as the American Flag, has been a huge part of America 's history and a representation of The United States of America. Ever since The American Flag has been around there have been countless debates about whether it should be a crime to burn or deface the flag. Throughout the world there are many places where defacing your country 's symbol is considered a crime and considered disrespectful, and others
Thompson 1 Flag Desecration Matthew Thompson Ponce de Leon High School College Prep English Terri Carroll December 18, 2016 Thompson 1 Outline: Flag Desecration Thesis: The controversy of the showing of the confederate flag is something huge. I. Flag Background A. Desecration Labeled Misdemeanor B. Illegal Specifics C. Permit Burning II. State Codes A. Individual State Laws B. Elements of the Flag C. Supreme Court Validation III. Bylaw
Flag desecration is not a recent issue for America; in fact, it first became an issue in the United States after the Civil War. Shortly after the Civil War, many people felt that Southerners and businesses threatened the trademark value of the flag. Eventually, this lead to forty-eight states passing laws that banned flag desecration. These laws basically made it illegal to mark on the flag, advertise the flag, and show contempt to the flag. The Supreme Court quickly ignored the laws when a “teenager
exploitation of third world countries. This act of rebellion resulted in the burning of the American flag. Out of a total of approximately one hundred demonstrators who were involved in this ordeal, Johnson was solely charged with a crime. Johnson was arrested under Texas law, which made the burning of the United States or Texas flags crimes. Johnson was convicted and sentenced to one year in jail and fined two thousand dollars for his crime in restitution. Texas reasoned that the police were preventing
Burning the United States of America flag should be protected under the First Amendment right. The first reason is because burning the flag does not destroy or damage the system of freedom and the meaning the flag represents. According to article 1, retired General Colin Powell’s letter to Senator Leahy, he states that if it is their own flag there should not be punishments, however, if it is someone else's then it should be a punishable crime. Having the freedom to their own property further enforces
Abstract Several times in our nation's history, Congress has introduced a bill that would provide for banning flag desecration. Each time, however, the Supreme Court ruled that this act was protected by the First Amendment freedom of speech rights. The debate over this topic continues, with both sides arguing for "the good of the country." In a 1943 landmark Supreme Court case, Justice Robert H. Jackson wrote, "The freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much"
The Debate Continues: Is Flag Burning Protected by the First Amendment? Adriana Ramirez First Amendment Dr. Helen Boutrous December 8, 2016 Mount Saint Mary’s University The First Amendment says: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. This freedom of speech
United States Flag is symbol of patriotism for America. The United State Flag Code is supposed to protect the U.S. flag from any wrongdoing. U.S citizens have a right to protest. Some protests lead to violence, because of violence some U.S. citizens do drastic such as burning the nation flag. They most likely believe that it is ok because they have a right to protests and there is no amendment to protect the flag. So they must think it is legal. Burning the flag can be considered a crime. The U.S.
“The US flag is a symbol of great pride” (Hills 2016). Ethan D. Hill from the University of Georgia states this, just as all Americans should know this. The American flag is a representation for the strength and power of this country and all that it has gone through. With that being said, not everyone sees the American flag in this way. Some take it upon themselves to show firsthand disrespect to the flag in desecrating it. Desecration is the act of burning something, in this case it is burning the flag
Controversy of Flag Burning “The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States (Corn-Revere).” This quote shows the controversy of the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. Many people today believe that the freedom to express their opinions is a founding principle that can never be taken away. In order to understand Flag Burning, one must interpret and analyze the Constitution and the First Amendment. During the time period of 1897-1932 the Civil