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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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    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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    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

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    Have you ever thought of how it would be to have a plane crash and be deserted for more than 40 days? Well neither did Louie Zamperini, until it happened. Louis Zamperini never thought that he would be lost at seas but when his B-24 crashed down in the pacific that's just what happened. Though his whole life he has been all sorts of things, rebellious, determined, courageous, and more. Louie Zamperini, from the book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand shows the characteristic traits of rebellious and determined

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    The Battle of Bolton Park took place on February 17th ,2017. It was a battle between the Red Team and the Blue Team. While both teams took much time and effort to prepare themselves for battle, sadly, they fought to a truce. The Red Team had a very well thought out battle plan but lacked ammunition and the Blue Team had lots of ammunition and a good battle plan which gave them an advantage over the Red Team. The Red Team’s plan was good but lacked communication between team members. For defense

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    When I was younger, I used to be so mad that I was African; everyone used to make fun of me. It all started when my “friend” Keyonna came over to my house one day doing a group project. She found out I was African she said “Ew you’re African” I said yes. She continued to insult me, saying that Africans stinks and they’re ugly. That moment I asked myself why am I African? I was so embarrassed. I was only in elementary school so you can image how I felt at the time. The next day she went back to school

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