In the mornings, as I ride my scooter to work, I hum songs to myself. I have no radio on the bike (I wouldn’t be able to hear it anyway) and todays song was “schoolhouse rock”-esque"The Amendment Song" from the Simpsons.
“I’m an amendment to be,
yes, an amendment to be.
And I’m hoping that they’ll ratify me.
There’s a lot of Flag burners
That have got to much freedom
I want to make it legal for policemen to beat them!
Because there’s limits to our liberties
At least I hope and pray that there are,
Because those liberal freaks have gone too far!”
This was running through my head as I was on my way into work, dodging busdrivers and Hi-Ace vans.
Anyway, here is what I was thinking about.
How would public perception to flag burning be post september 11th considering the politics and, dar I say it, morals that have now been symbollically attached, embedded, if not already attached, to your flag.
How would a such a display of civil disobedience like flag burning go over, publically in the current “gung-ho” environment that has been created?
Would people physically stop someone from trying to do this?
would people say “Think of all the people who died for that flag in September 11th!!”
How did your views on flag burning change?
Is is still a display of Civil disobedience and free speech that sums up exactly what America stands for, Or Are Commie Pinko Flag Burners spitting on the graves of the founding fathers?