1997-06-13 - Re: Flag Burning…

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From: “William H. Geiger III” <whgiii@amaranth.com>
To: “RS” <panther@writeme.com>
Message Hash: 2324b2b0e62c1107daa704f28f74bef9d78c948b3e8890b0190a72cd17dba309
Message ID: <199706130547.AAA06962@mailhub.amaranth.com>
Reply To: <199706130521.BAA13934@ren.globecomm.net>
UTC Datetime: 1997-06-13 06:10:34 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 14:10:34 +0800

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From: "William H. Geiger III" <whgiii@amaranth.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 14:10:34 +0800
To: "RS" <panther@writeme.com>
Subject: Re: Flag Burning...
In-Reply-To: <199706130521.BAA13934@ren.globecomm.net>
Message-ID: <199706130547.AAA06962@mailhub.amaranth.com>
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In <199706130521.BAA13934@ren.globecomm.net>, on 06/13/97 
   at 01:20 AM, "RS" <panther@writeme.com> said:

>When it comes down to flag burning, It really bothers me that we allow
>our symbol of freedom to be burned.  It's more than a flag and a right. 
>It's a symbol of the freedom we have.  To allow someone to publicly burn
>a flag is essentially displaying our freedom being burned.

>Bush was a veteran, and Clinton was not.  I take it the ones who are
>writing on this subject about how we should have the "freedom" to burn
>the flag have never served in the military or for our country.  

>Being a veteran myself, I find it very distateful to allow anyone on our
>soil to be allowed to "BURN" our symbol of freedom.  Think about the flag
>for a moment and what it really stands for.  Does it not stand for
>freedom and liberty?

>Sorry, I just had to let this out.  I stand behind Bush on this one. 
>Don't burn the flag unless you would like to live under another flag!

The flag is a symbol (aka a form of speech). If you dissagre with that
speech the you have every right to counter it with more speech (aka burn
the flag).

The consequences of dissalowing this or any form of political protest
outways any statisfaction blindly wrapping ones self in the flag may

- -- Veteran of more than one shit-hole we had no business being in.

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