The House on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to ban desecration of the American flag…
Let’s take a practical look at what this is going to mean. Just using the example of clothing, people wearing flag clothing for July 4 celebrations or at Republican Party rallies will not be bothered by this. But Republican accusations that Democrats are traitors means that people at Democratic Party rallies who stray even slightly from flag handling guidelines will be subjected to the Right’s smear machine.
If you think this through, it will be used as another tool to smear Demcorats, and the only people who will be arrested will be protesting against the policies of Republicans in power.
And the wording itself: “Desecration,” “blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character; ‘desecration of the Holy Sabbath’ ” and here, “An act of disrespect or impiety toward something regarded as sacred”. Great, an amendment establishing the John Birch Society as the official religion of the United States. And how many Democrats voted for it? How many in the Senate will? Watch your backs.