Some Republicans in Congress on Friday reintroduced a proposal calling for a ban on burning the American flag – and so they’ve already received an endorsement from President Trump.
“All in for Senator Steve Daines as he proposes an Modification for a powerful BAN on burning our American Flag. A no brainer!,” the president wrote in a Twitter message Saturday.
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The proposal is being sponsored within the Senate by Sens. Steve Daines of Montana and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota and within the Home by Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas. It requires the U.S. Structure to be amended so Congress would have “constitutional authority to ban the desecration of the US flag.”
“The American Flag is a logo of freedom – and it ought to all the time be protected,” Daines wrote Friday.
Added Cramer: “A flag value dying for is a flag value defending.”
“Including a Constitutional modification to guard this image of freedom and liberty will not be an assault on one other Constitutional modification,” he continued, “somewhat, it’s an affirmation of the unifying rules our nation stands for.”
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The modification can be vital as a result of the Supreme Court docket has dominated previously that flag-burning is a type of free speech protected by the First Modification.
The brand new proposal was reintroduced Friday, which was Flag Day – and coincidentally President Trump’s 73rd birthday.
Critics on social media had been fast to assault the proposal. Listed here are some samples:
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In line with the Washington Occasions, amendments might be added to the Structure if two-thirds of each the Home and Senate agree on a proposal after which three-fourths of the states ratify it, or if two-thirds of state legislatures name a conference to suggest adjustments to the Structure, after which three-fourths of the states ratify the change.