Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Burn, Baby, Burn

I guess when I wasn't paying attention, Congress fixed Social Security, balanced the budget, and tackled many other critical issues. They must have, since the House had the time to approve a flag-burning amendment. From Michael Totten:
You know what, guys? A vote on an anti-flag-burning amendment is not a poll asking whether or not you approve of people who burn the American flag. Some of us use it as a test to gauge how much respect and understanding you have for the First Amendment – not to mention the Constitution. Conservatives like to point out – correctly, I might add – that the U.S. Constitution is great in part because it limits the power of the state rather than the freedom of the people who live in this country. Is it really too much to ask that we keep it that way?