Flag Desecration Amendment Essays

  • Effects Of Flag Desecration

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    A public flag burning in protest of a recently enacted law is protected by the First Amendment’s Free Speech Clause. The desecration of flag burning is idiomatic to the 21st century. Flag burning became an issue in the U.S. after the Civil War and since that time has had a drastic history. "Congress passed the Federal Flag Desecration Law in 1968" (Head, 2017). The law banned all exhibition of abhorrence against the flag. However, the ban did not address the other issues dealt with by the state flag

  • Pros And Cons Of Flag Desecration

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    symbol; In this case, the flag of the United States is an important symbol that stands for many things. Some people put the flag of the United States on a pedestal, they look up to the flag, and value it, so when someone desecrates the flag they get infuriated. On the other hand, some people see the flag as a symbol of our freedom that supports the First Amendment which allows us to disrespect the flag if we want to. For many years controversy has surrounded flag desecration and one of the most famous

  • Essay On American Flag Desecration

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    The American Flag should be protected from desecration because it is a symbol of what this country has fought for, what we continue to fight for, and how amazing of a country the United States really is. I am very much against desecration of the American flag because it disrespects something that means so much to me and so many other people in this country. The American Flag isn’t just something that hangs on a pole outside someone’s house or business, it is a symbol of what this country has fought

  • The Case Of Gregory Lee Johnson

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    corporations. During the march through the city’s streets, Johnson burned an American flag while the other protesters was chanting for him. Nobody was injured at the protest or burning of the flag, although several eye witnesses were upset by Mr. Johnson behave, which resulted him being arrested, charged, and convicted for violating Texas statute that prevented the desecration of venerated object, such as the American flag, and State court of appeals affirmed. Nevertheless, Johnson appealed his case and

  • Gregory Lee Johnson Symbolic Speech

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    Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag while protesting the policies of President Ronald Reagan. He was arrested and charged with the violation of a Texas statute that prohibited the desecration of a respected object, including the American flag, if such actions would likely cause anger in others. Johnson was tried and convicted by a Texas court where he then appealed, arguing that his actions were a “symbolic speech” and therefore protected by the First Amendment. The Supreme Court agreed to hear

  • Gregory Johnson's First Amendment Case

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    was charged under a Texas statute that prohibited desecration of a venerated object (including...a state or national flag).” In 1984, Gregory Lee Johnson burned the American flag as part of his demonstration against nuclear weapons. It started as an organized protest along the streets of Dallas, and ended up being an offensive act to witnesses of the scene. One could attempt to justify Gregory’s unlawful action as an expression of his First Amendment. However, as a justice on the US Supreme Court,

  • Freedom Of Speech During The Pre-Enlightenment Era

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    Speech. Our Constitution was written to protect us from being criminally punished due to beliefs, actions or speech. We were ensured that our right for expression, verbal and non-verbal, would be heard without restriction or limitation. The First Amendment regarding Freedom of Religion, Press, [and] Expression states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the

  • Texas Vs Johnson Case Summary

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    Convention of 1984, Gregory Johnson burnt a stolen flag outside Dallas City Hall. He burnt an American flag in protest to Ronald Reagan’s political policies. He went to the State Court, and he was convicted. All this restated, “In 1984, in front of the Dallas City Hall, Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag as a means of protest against Reagan administration policies. Johnson was tried and convicted under a Texas law outlawing flag desecration” (Oyez). He disagreed and took the case to the

  • 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

  • Gregory Lee Johnson's Impact On The US

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    convicted of burning the American flag which violates the Texas Penal Code. Burning the American flag is unconstitutional to some and to others it is protected by the first amendment. This is a huge controversial argument between many american citizens. Some say that it doesn't have a big impact on the US, but really it has a bigger impact than I ever imagined. The Texas vs Johnson case had a big impact on the United States because it shows us how the 1st amendment guarantees us many different rites

  • Texas V. Johnson Case

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    Communist Youth Brigade, led a protest at the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas to protest Ronald Reagan’s reelection. During this protest, Mr. Johnson soaked an American flag in kerosene and proceed to burn it. Mr. Johnson was then arrested and charged for violating the Texas state law that prevented the desecration of a venerated object. The proceedings began with statements from the petitioners who claimed that precedent cases such as US v. O’Brien (1968), which deemed that the burning of

  • Texas Vs Johnson Pros And Cons

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    the American flag should be considered expressive conduct that is protected by the First Amendment. Gregory Lee Johnson was convicted of the desecration of a venerated object when he burned a flag outside the 1984 Republican National Convention in protest of President Ronald Reagan's policies. There was a Texas statute in place which prohibited the intentional desecration of a venerated object, considered to be public monuments, places of worship or burial, and state or national flags. In a five-to-four

  • The Change Of Revolutions In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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    “There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves.”-Jose Rizal. “Animal Farm,” written by George Orwell depicts a world of talking animals and vicious dictators, but looking further into the meaning of the book you can see that Orwell’s observation and opinion that revolutions often fail in that they end up only in a change of tyrants is very true. Usually people who lead rebellions or people who are at least a part of them are in it for themselves. They do not see it for the good of the common

  • The Pros And Cons Of Burning The Flag

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    The legality of burning the flag is not a debated subject, but the question of should it be legal is. Burning the flag is protected under the First Amendment; however, a recent poll shows that a majority of U.S citizens disagree. Burning the flag in a form of protest should not be legal because the flag is a symbol of the country, honoring the flag demonstrates loyalty to the country, and the flag honors the sacrifice that soldiers have paid for this country. The flag is a symbol of the country.

  • Pros And Cons Of Burning The American Flag

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    American flag is distressed and unfit for formal display, it is appropriate to dispose of it in a manner of stateliness as said in the United States Flag Code. The most frequent and fitting method to doing away with the flag is burning it. This simple statement is very broad and is easily misinterpreted. The first amendment of the United States Constitution protects this traditional way of expressing respect to the Star Spangled Banner. Several citizens of the United States believe that desecration of

  • Texas Vs Johnson Case Study

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    American Flag? In the U.S Supreme Court case “Texas v. Johnson”, Johnson was jailed by the start of Texas due to the desecration of the American Flag. The U.S. Supreme Court accepted his case, and the majority opinion of the case decided it was not a criminal offence to burn a flag because of the First Amendment. We the dissenting opinion believe that the burning of the American Flag should be a criminal offence. We believe this because the desecration of the flag tarnishes its value, the flag is our

  • When Johnson Burned The American Flag

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    something as treasured as our American Flag? The American Flag`s value as a symbol is something that cannot be measured. In Texas, there is a law that states that you cannot burn the American Flag, because it taints the vision of the pride and respect that people see for the flag. So the majority opinion of this court is to uphold the decision of Texas because,” the value of the flag as a symbol cannot be measured,” it could cause riots and hardships, and burning the flag tarnishes its view for the people

  • American Flag Desecration

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    Should desecrating the American flag be illegal? The American flag is so loved because of what it represents; the land of the free. Unfortunately, that freedom also includes the ability to use or abuse that flag in protest. The Supreme Court declared in 1989 that the government could not stop citizens from desecrating the nation’s flag. On an emotional level, I would almost immediately agree that there should be laws protecting the American flag from desecration or destruction. However, if I examine

  • Essay On Flag Burning

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    Should flag burning really be protected under the Freedom of Expression part of the Constitution? Many are here to argue that it should or should not be. The American Flag stands for the citizens of the United States, it represents all that we are as a nation. I feel that burning or destroying the flag in any way is very disrespectful towards the people who fight for this country. People are free to express themselves in many different ways, why does it have to be by burning the flag? Whether flag

  • Desecration Law: The Case Of Johnson Vs. Texas

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    Introductory paragraph “The flag is one of the most recognizable symbol of the United States.”      During the case of Johnson vs. Texas, I believe that Johnson was exercising his rights to free speech but I truly think that he should have done it somewhere else then a public square, someone could have gotten hurt by the flames of the burning flag, or Johnson could have gotten hurt because he was burning the flag around people who love the United States flag. I agree with the fact that Johnson