Essay On Texas Flag Desecration

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Although the first amendment guarantee’s freedom of speech, the guarantee is not absolute. There should be an expectation to the first amendment. Another aspect of freedom of speech is expressive conduct (such as flag burning). The supreme court has grappled with whether laws banning expressive conduct are permissible under the first amendment. This court is in favor of Texas because, is it not right to burn a flag, with military people died to protect our flag, it is a symbol of freedom, and it will cause more problems in the world. One of the reason’s, is not right to burn a flag. Desecrating an American flag was a criminal offense in Texas. As it was under federal law and in 48 of the 50 U.S. states. Johnson was arrested and charged with violating the Texas flag desecration law. The trial court convicted Johnson, sentencing him to one year in prison and fining him $2,000. A Texas appeals court reversed Johnson’s conviction, and the U.S. Supreme court agreed to hear the case.…show more content…
In the text “Texas vs Johnson”, on page 82. Justice Brennan says, the way to preserve the flag’s special role is not to punish those who feel differently about [nationhood and national unity]. It is to persuade them that they are wrong. Military people don’t feel strongly about people burn are nations flag because they where the ones you protected our flag. Some people do burn flags but they do it to retire the flag. In the text “Texas vs Johnson”, on page 82 it says, he told about the in the war of 1812 inspiring Francis Scott Key to write “The Star Spangled Banner.” Rehnquist noted that the southern states’ rejection of the national flag marked the start of the civil war. He wrote of the 6,000 Marines who in hand-to-hand combat in order to raise the American over Iwo Jima in the world
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