I’ve always thought the idea of an amendment to ban the burning of flags was a bit idiotic, since you’re actually supposed to burn flags in order to appropriately destroy them. But Scott Adams (the creator of Dilbert, don’t you know) stepped up to the plate recently to set forth why it really makes little sense. Perhaps our “dedicated public servants have finally solved the problems of crime, drugs, war, poverty, terrorism, healthcare, immigration, and the mystery of why our children are such idiots compared to Norwegians”. Yay!
In case you missed it, or just don’t feel like reading Scott’s thoughts, it really makes little sense to ban such a thing when American flags are little more than mass-produced memorabilia (probably made in another country, no less). If anything, such action will likely spawn a new industry that creates flags that look almost entirely, but not exactly, like the real American flags, with an extra star here or a missing stripe there, so you can burn them in all their (lack of) glory, without fear of retribution. Sounds like a plan. Anyone have some spare cash around to fund my new venture?