The Liberal Lie, The Conservative Truth

Exposing the Liberal Lie through current events and history. “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.” ****** "We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free." RONALD REAGAN

My Photo
Name:
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Two Reagan conservatives who believe that the left has it wrong and just doesn't get it!

Photobucket
Google
HISTORICAL QUOTE OF THE WEEK - "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Friday, June 30, 2006

STARS AND STRIPES SHOULD BE PROTECTED

Freedom of speech as found in the Constitution reflects the wisdom of the Founding Fathers to instill as one of the freedoms of our nation the right of anyone to voice their dissentiion to the government. Freedom of speech is just as it is stated the freedom to speak freely without the fear of arrest or the censure of the government for voicing ones opinion. The United States Senate defeated by one vote an amendment to protect the flag from burning or other forms of destruction other than the burning of a flag in respected retirement of that flag. Those who opposed this amendment state that the flag is just a symbol and that freedom of speech means the right to burn the flag to exercise that freedom. I totally disagree. Though the flag is a symbol of this nation it is not just a symbol that has no meaning. Wherever Old glory flies it symbolizes what this nation stands for. As the flag waves in the breeze those who gaze at the Stars and Stripes realize that it represents the land of the free and the home of the brave. Is it freedom of speech to desecrate a symbol that embodies the very principles for which this nation stands ? There are many ways of expressing ones freedom of speech and flag burning does not have to be that expression. Those who consider us an enemy burn our flag because of what it stands for as an affront and insult to every American. Is that the meaning of freedom of speech for those who burn the flag in protest? Yet this symbol that has flown over countless gravesite of fallen hero's, has lead thousands of brave Americans into battles for freedom, has been the last honor of recognition for the ultimate sacrifice as the flag is lifted and folded in respect for a fallen hero, this symbol of liberty deserves no protection from desecration ? I think not. If the flag is just a symbol and deserves no protection then why not paint graffiti on the Lincoln Memorial after all it is only a symbol. Why not chip a piece of granite off of the Capitol Building because it too is just a symbol. Of course this would be considered vandalism yet the premise of desecration to a national symbol is no different. When the flag is flown is deserves and receives our respect because of all who have died to insure that it continues to fly. It receives our respect because of the embodiment of the nation that we love that it represents. For something that encompasses all of this to not receive protection from desecration is wrong. We protect the documents that gave birth to this nation yet the flag which flew over the very buildings that those precious documents were forged in deserves no protection ? Yes the flag is a symbol. A symbol of the United States of America and all that she stands for. A symbol of the men and women who have fought to keep the flag waving. A symbol of great sacrifice for liberty and freedom. A symbol of the light of liberty throughout the world. A symbol of the freedoms that we all have as Americans. A symbol that deserves the protection and respect of the people and the government of the very nation for which this symbol represents. This amendment will come before the Senate again. The House has already past it and the Senate will have another opportunity because it only failed by one vote. There are many who will say that there are more pressing issues that the Senate should occupy their time with. Yes there are more pressing issues but the protection of the flag and the insurance that it can fly without threat of destruction for lack of another form of protest is also important and should be legislation that the Senate passes and an amendment to the Constitution.

Ken Taylor

19 Comments:

Blogger Vern1966 said...

Ken, are you a member of the Nazi party? No, I didn't think so. Like me and most other Americans, you disagree with most everything they are about. So would you stop them from marching down your town's main street? You and I would line up side by side to throw tomatos at them, but we would not prohibit their right to freely assemble. Most Americans agree that by insuring this right, they in turn are insuring their own rights. The same can be said of flag desecration. I love our flag, and what it means. I say the pledge with my kids in their schoolyard whenever I get a chance to drop them off in the morning. I don't ever let it touch the ground when taking the flag down, and I fold it in the traditional triangular fashion, out of respect. But by respecting the right of others to freely express themselves in physically non-harmful ways, we say to each other and to the world that we take the rights we hold so dear very seriously. Yes, the flag is a symbol, and one with significant meaning. You acknowledge that. So why would it be off-limits as a means of communicating a significant point? Spraypainting graffiti on the Lincoln Memorial is not illegal because it's a symbol -- it's illegal for the same reason that it's illegal to deface ANY building. Yes, it would be more offensive, as would burning a flag. But I think that defacing a one-of-a-kind monument is wrong because it's a one-of-a-kind, and because it belongs to us all, and no one person has the right to treat it as solely their own. But you can go out and buy a flag, to own all by yourself. At what point does one desecrate it in a criminal way? By letting it touch the ground? By wearing a patch of it on your pants? By hanging it upside down?

1:37 PM, June 30, 2006  
Blogger Pamela Reece said...

"If the flag is just a symbol and deserves no protection then why not paint graffiti on the Lincoln Memorial after all it is only a symbol. Why not chip a piece of granite off of the Capitol Building because it too is just a symbol."

Excellent statement, Ken!

6:24 PM, July 01, 2006  
Blogger MDConservative said...

The burning of the flag has nothing to do with “freedom of speech” it is an ACTION. Why is it that if I go an burn a cross in front of a black families home it is a “hate crime”? But if someone burned a US flag in front of my home I can’t have them arrested for a “hate crime”?

You burn the US flag, you hate the US. Call me wrong, I don’t care. There is no other reason for burning something, (unless done in the correct way to “retire” a flag from service) except for the fact that you hate that thing or what it stands for.

If you really think that people in the US need the right to do what all those in the mid-east love to do in their parades, you have a serious screw loose upstairs.

12:52 AM, July 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buddy, did you know that this is the best credit card site around and you can apply online for credit card free.

2:36 AM, July 02, 2006  
Blogger Vern1966 said...

"If the flag is just a symbol and deserves no protection then why not paint graffiti on the Lincoln Memorial after all it is only a symbol. Why not chip a piece of granite off of the Capitol Building because it too is just a symbol."

Um...duh. As I said before, those monuments are not JUST symbols. They are public buldings. Go try and deface your public library and see what happens. It's illegal because its government property. A flag, one that you buy with your own money, is yours....to do with what you want.

As far as the whole "speech" thing, I think most rational people consider symbolic expression -- like raising an effigy, or then burning that effigy -- is generally lumped in with speech. What is this, seventh grade social studies class? Do you guys need to be told this stuff? Geez...

4:09 PM, July 03, 2006  
Blogger ablur said...

I'm for making it a hate crime!

We seem to have gotten far and away from what the first amendment actually was trying to protect.

When the first amendment was written, it was a time of oration. Great speakers traveled from place to place attempting to argue and persuade the listeners to a particular bent. It did not matter what one would think of such an orator, the right was extended. This right was also pressed for, as a way of keeping government out of the pulpits of the church. The church leaders could speak without government reprisal.
The right was also established to allow decent when those who govern do things that others disagree with.
This right was not a freedom to destroy or desecrate anything if you own it or not.

3:11 PM, July 06, 2006  
Blogger Vern1966 said...

"I'm for making it a hate crime!"

....oh...kay....

Yes, you are right, in a weird, convoluted way. The right of free speech does not give you the right to destroy or deface something you DONT own. True. And it doesn't specifically say that you have the right to destroy something you own. True. However, property rights are some of the most revered and sovereign rights in this country. And yes, you do have the right to take something you own (a bike, a shovel, your crackpipe) and destroy it, so long as you don't break any other laws or local ordinances in so doing. Go ahead, try it. I bet you don' get arrested.

Unless you're naked....

3:42 PM, July 07, 2006  
Anonymous stock table said...

Hi Friend! You have a great blog over here!
Please accept my compliments and wishes for your happiness and success!
If you have a moment, please take a look at my stock table site.
Have a great day!

11:03 AM, July 14, 2006  
Blogger Roger Yang said...

Burning a flag is just a form of protest. Something that I, under the constitution, am allowed to do.

Oh, and mdconservative. Action, Speech. It's a form of protest. By your logic, I am not allowed to study radial muslim culture because study is an action. I am not allowed to write something, disagreeing with the government because writing is just an act. Likewise, I am not allowed to protest, because it is an act.

Burning a flag is a form of protest. Protest falls under the first ammendment, therefore I am allowed to do so. I do not support the desecration of a national symbol. But under democracy, I am forced to accept it.

1:51 PM, July 15, 2006  
Anonymous stock new said...

Hi Fellow! I was just searching blogs,and I found yours! I like it!
If you have a moment, please visit my stock new site.
Good luck!

2:17 AM, July 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best regards from NY! sarasota laser tooth whitening Dexadrine effexor Commercial fleet insurance us ionamin Rhinoplasty ethnic Alarm residential security Buspar three

12:12 AM, February 06, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful and informative web site. I used information from that site its great. » »

1:00 PM, February 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool blog, interesting information... Keep it UP »

3:50 PM, February 28, 2007  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 07.20
coach factory outlet, chanel handbags, tiffany and co, burberry, tory burch outlet, louboutin, kate spade handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, jordan shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet, replica watches, gucci outlet, michael kors outlet, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet, prada handbags, ray ban sunglasses, burberry outlet online, longchamp, nike outlet, coach outlet, prada outlet, kate spade outlet, michael kors, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, michael kors outlet, nike free, louboutin outlet, christian louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, oakley sunglasses, coach outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, nike air max, tiffany jewelry, louboutin shoes

2:11 AM, July 20, 2015  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 07.20
coach factory outlet, chanel handbags, tiffany and co, burberry, tory burch outlet, louboutin, kate spade handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, jordan shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet, replica watches, gucci outlet, michael kors outlet, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet, prada handbags, ray ban sunglasses, burberry outlet online, longchamp, nike outlet, coach outlet, prada outlet, kate spade outlet, michael kors, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, michael kors outlet, nike free, louboutin outlet, christian louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, oakley sunglasses, coach outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, nike air max, tiffany jewelry, louboutin shoes

2:11 AM, July 20, 2015  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

converse pas cher, true religion jeans, vans pas cher, air jordan pas cher, timberland, nike blazer, air max, hollister, nike air max, louboutin pas cher, michael kors, mulberry, air force, sac longchamp, ray ban uk, michael kors, michael kors, burberry, hermes, ralph lauren pas cher, ralph lauren uk, nike free, ray ban pas cher, nike roshe run, true religion jeans, north face, tn pas cher, hogan, sac guess, new balance pas cher, coach purses, oakley pas cher, longchamp pas cher, vanessa bruno, true religion outlet, lacoste pas cher, true religion jeans, north face, lululemon, hollister pas cher

2:13 AM, July 20, 2015  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

converse pas cher, true religion jeans, vans pas cher, air jordan pas cher, timberland, nike blazer, air max, hollister, nike air max, louboutin pas cher, michael kors, mulberry, air force, sac longchamp, ray ban uk, michael kors, michael kors, burberry, hermes, ralph lauren pas cher, ralph lauren uk, nike free, ray ban pas cher, nike roshe run, true religion jeans, north face, tn pas cher, hogan, sac guess, new balance pas cher, coach purses, oakley pas cher, longchamp pas cher, vanessa bruno, true religion outlet, lacoste pas cher, true religion jeans, north face, lululemon, hollister pas cher

2:13 AM, July 20, 2015  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

lululemon, herve leger, hollister, ghd, soccer shoes, nike air max, mcm handbags, celine handbags, bottega veneta, abercrombie and fitch, asics running shoes, p90x workout, giuseppe zanotti, soccer jerseys, nike huarache, chi flat iron, ferragamo shoes, north face outlet, longchamp, jimmy choo shoes, reebok shoes, nike trainers, nike roshe, nike roshe, new balance, beats by dre, nfl jerseys, nike free run uk, north face outlet, valentino shoes, mont blanc, babyliss, mac cosmetics, birkin bag, insanity workout, vans shoes, wedding dresses, abercrombie and fitch, instyler, nike air max

2:15 AM, July 20, 2015  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

gucci, pandora jewelry, toms shoes, links of london, ray ban, montre pas cher, supra shoes, swarovski crystal, juicy couture outlet, ralph lauren, pandora charms, iphone 6 cases, vans, pandora charms, replica watches, marc jacobs, louboutin, nike air max, baseball bats, juicy couture outlet, converse outlet, hollister, converse, swarovski, oakley, timberland boots, lancel, coach outlet, hollister, thomas sabo, hollister, wedding dresses, nike air max, karen millen
ninest123 07.20

2:17 AM, July 20, 2015  

Post a Comment

<< Home

website hit counters
Provided by website hit counters website.