the flag amendment

Burning an American flag has often been a source for debate and it has been proposed to make the practice illegal through an amendment. In order for this Flag Amendment to be considered, according to the U.S. Constitution, it must be proposed by two-thirds vote of each house of Congress or by the national convention called by Congress at the request of two-thirds of the state. To become part of the Constitution, the amendment must be ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states or by the conventions in three-fourths of the states. The framers of the Constitution purposely made it hard to put through an amendment for certain rational reasons. After reading several current issues on whether the Flag Amendment should be passed or not, I am standing strong on my belief that I feel the Flag Amendment is unnecessary. I am not one to say that I think it is morally right to burn the flag, but I think that it should be allowed for several reasons. Such reasons are for the disposal of an old worn-out flag, and for protesting the government. As stated by the U.S. Constitution in the first amendment, Congress shall make no lawabridging the freedom of speechand to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. If the United States Congress approves an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will allow Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag, they will be defying the foundation of our U.S. Constitution and what our Founding Fathers envisioned: tolerance of those who would challenge the government. The ultimate expression of democracy is the right to challenge its very existence and that right should extend to burning its ultimate symbol, the American flag. When protesters are rallying against the U.S. government, they often burn the flag to exercise their freedom of speech and to bring attention to their demonstration, or else if it did not then I feel these Americans would not h…

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