Sen. Arlen Specter, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, compared the measure to Supreme Court decisions banning so-called "fighting words," slander, libel, obscenity and pornography involving children. As such, he said, it has no "social value."
"Flag burning is a form of expression that is spiteful or vengeful," the five-term Pennsylvania Republican said. "It is designed to hurt. It is not designed to persuade."
So, the reasoning behind prohibiting flag burning is that it is “designed to hurt”? Seriously? If this passes, I wonder how many people will protest by banning flags (you know, in the form of a political statement… not to “hurt” Congress).Other Bloggers
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