The Importance Of Flag Burning

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The colors red, white, and blue all have a great significance in America; hence it represents Old Glory and symbolize the liberties of the nation. All, in which, with blood, tears, and sweat were fought for. However, when it comes to burning the flag, is it considered a sign of disrespect and hatred towards all the sedulous founding fathers that brought upon this nation? “Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, and right to petition” are all part to the First Amendment to the part of the United States Constitution and the United States Bill of Rights. Therefore, when mentioning the burning of the American flag, the action is fully supported under freedom of speech and expression. It is also because of the first amendment, that I believe the government should maintain the right of the individuals to express their dissatisfaction with the government, through the act of flag burning and not amend the constitution to make such right illegal.

Though many people may see the burning of the flag as a disrespectful notion towards the nation, it can be considered a way of expression. As stated in the United States Constitution “Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or the press; or the right of the people…”. The First Amendment
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Since by burning the flag one is able to manifest the first amendment and express their freedom of speech and expression. Also the burning of the flag, though many may see as disrespectful and treasonous, is an act of expression. Which can be completely supported when explaining the definition of treason. Lastly, the burning of the flag allows different types of people and groups to express their ideas, without the anxiety of consequences. When it comes to the burning of the flag we must learn to tolerate others perspectives and ideas of the
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