1997-06-14 - Re: Flag Burning…

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From: Paul Bradley <paul@fatmans.demon.co.uk>
To: Bill Frantz <frantz@netcom.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-14 10:24:16 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 18:24:16 +0800

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From: Paul Bradley <paul@fatmans.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 18:24:16 +0800
To: Bill Frantz <frantz@netcom.com>
Subject: Re: Flag Burning...
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> >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.

This is an ill thought out and emotional response. A flag, just as any 
other object, it someones private property. If I choose to but 1000000 US 
flags and burn them on my property, or on property I have permission to 
use for this purpose, it is no business of the state or anyone else.
Realise first and foremost that all law is based on property.

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