1997-06-13 - Re: Flag Burning…

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From: Tom Allard <m1tca00@FRB.GOV>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-13 14:00:43 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 22:00:43 +0800

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From: Tom Allard <m1tca00@FRB.GOV>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 22:00:43 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Flag Burning...
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Message-ID: <199706131316.JAA18236@bksmp2.FRB.GOV>
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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.

Some people believe that the freedom that the flag once symbolized is
already gone.  Burning the flag can be a representative way of saying "Our
Freedom has already been burned".

Of course, banning the burning of the flag only proves their point.

rgds-- TA  (tallard@frb.gov)
I don't speak for the Federal Reserve Board, it doesn't speak for me.