Hmm. Republicans need votes in November. What could they do to rally their base? I know! They could piss on the greatest governing framework in history, by proposing a blight on it that confuses flags with freedom! Yeah! That’s perfect! Flag-burning will suddenly become the biggest crisis facing the United States! because gay marriage couldn’t get any traction this year
I see two options.
They really mean it! They actually want an amendment that makes it a crime to burn an American flag. Who cares if it’s antithetical to freedom of expression and freedom of dissent? Freedom’s just a stupid word. Flags are what this country’s really about.
Oh, don’t worry. They don’t really mean to pass an amendment on flag burning - it’s just a ploy to get votes. So what if they’re acting like it? Nobody expects senators to really vote honestly on a matter that only has symbolic value. It’s like when they act religious. It’s all bullshit. Get over it.