Flag burning

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  • Argumentative Statement On Flag Burning

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    Opinion”, William J. Brennan explains the statement that justifies flag-burning, and, though controversial, finding closure for this matter: “Our decision is a reaffirmation of the principles of freedom and inclusiveness that the flag reflects, and of the conviction that our toleration of criticism is our sign and source of our strength” (Brennan 16). Brennan explains that though many are concerned with the idea that flag burning is legal and take action against it, they should take the other route

  • The Benefits Of Flag Burning

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    right for Johnson to burn the flag? It was under federal law in 48 of 50 states in the U.S. to desecrating an American flag and it was also a criminal offense in Texas. Freedom of speech should not apply to flag burning because of “intangible dimension” of the flag’s deeply symbolic value others maintain that flag burning establishes rejection of the system that protects freedom of speech It was under federal law in 48 of 50 states in the U.S. to desecrating an American flag and it was a criminal offense

  • Burning The United States Flag

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    Burning the United States Flag Through the years of America, there have been multiple accounts of flag desecration. Flag desecration is a term that is used to describe a various set of acts that intentionally destroy, damage, or mutilate a flag in public, and in this case, the American flag. Citizen’s typically doing this treasonous act when they want to make a political point against their country or policies in the country or another country. Some of these actions include: burning it, urinating

  • Flag Burning - a Persuasive Essay

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    Freedom of Speech: Flag Burning Flag burning has been one of the most controversial forms of nonviolent protests. It is often linked with the Middle East and Hezbollah with depictions of Arabs against President Bush burning the American flag. Americans are intimidated and threatened by this action, but that does not make it illegal. Supreme Court rulings have upheld that peaceful flag desecration is a form of political speech that should be protected by our Constitution (Flag Burning Myths). This

  • Persuasive Essay On Burning The Flag

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    fighting. However, one from of protesting stands out the most: burning of the United States flag. Recently, protestors have burned the flag to protest the president and the police. Burning the flag is not something new to this country, however. There are many recorded instances of the American flag being burned as a form of speech; especially during the Vietnam War period. I, on the other hand, strongly believe that burning the American flag is wrong. It much more than just a piece of cloth, it is a

  • Flag Burning Persuasive Essay

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    While people have the right to protest and say what they want through words or actions, it is wrong to desecrate one’s country by burning the flag because it is disrespectful to the ones who have fought for the country. Many people are against it including the president, but he can not legally stop them from doing it. It is their constitutional right to protest this way because it is a form of speech and the Framers of the Constitution guaranteed freedom of speech and expression to the citizens of

  • Flag-Burning is No Crime Essay

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    mean? The American Flag can be seen almost anywhere. From the high-school, to the ball park, and even in our homes, the American flag stands as a symbol of all that is good and true in America. When one thinks of the flag, they usually think of the blood that was shed for this country. It was shed so that we could have liberties, such as, freedom of speech and expression, which fall under the first amendment rights of the Constitution. However, when you think of a burning flag, what comes to mind

  • Burning The American Flag Research Paper

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    Is burning the American flag freedoms for speech? The Supreme Court says that burning the American flag is a form of expression that's protected by the first amendment. Flag burning is something that needed to be protected. Congress passed the Flag Protection Act in 1989 that stated anyone who knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or templates upon a United States flag can be prosecuted. The Boston Tea Party carried a message and no one expected

  • Burning American Flag Persuasive Essay

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    fire to the American flag. Why would they do this? Why would they burn a symbol of the freedom they are using to demonstrate their frustrations? Burning the American flag is wrong not only legally but also ethically and therefore should not be protected under freedom of speech. When asked why, most protestors who want to burn the American flag respond with an answer such as “it’s our first amendment right.” Even though the U. S. Supreme court ruled that burning the American flag is protected under

  • The Argument Against Burning The American Flag

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    beautiful flag. The people of this great nation who decide to set fire to Old Glory could face some major consequences. Some of these consequences may come in a variety of forms, such as fire hazards, riots, and sometimes even death. One of the main arguments against burning our great nation’s flag is that the people who have fought for the American flag and all that it stands for, tend to feel disrespected. The article Flag Burning Amendment states that “Burning the nation’s flag shows