Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Two Questions

Two quick questions. They're partially hypothetical, but feel free to chime in.

Would prohibiting flag burning be a "thought crime" similar to what some on the right say about hate crimes? After all, the person would be punished based on his or her intent and motivations, and even message. Someone that burned a red cloth instead of a red, white, and blue flag would not get the same punishment. The message is being punished, not the act, right?

I completely can't think of the other question now. Who am I? I'll update this if it comes to mind later.


At 29/6/06 8:17 PM, Blogger Peterson Toscano said...

The flag burning ban smacks of fascism to me. The flag is a symbol not a sacred object. Whenever we raise objects to the place of worship, be it a piece of cloth or the cross, we miss the ideas behind the symbol.

Now I would not be opposed to a federal ban on those garish stars and stripes boxer shorts.

At 29/6/06 8:20 PM, Blogger Brady said...

Peterson- that brings up a good point. If a country has a constitutional amendment against burning a flag but burning a cross is still legal, does that mean we are putting the idol of the flag above God?

I'm just trying to twist arguments, I know. Good point about the boxer shorts. Same goes for the button down flag shirts with the flap on the back too.


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