October 10, 2007

Burning the American Flag = Free Speech

Codified by US Supreme Court edict.

But burn a Hamas and Hezbollah flag? Get cited for "incitement, creation of a hostile environment, and incivility."

Burn the Mexican flag? Get cited for "burning without a permit" (even though no one gives permits to burn a flag) and for "illegal burning of rubbish" (even though the Mexican flag isn't rubbish). (Link.)

Ironically, the gentleman in question claims that while in police detention, "he was harassed, his life was threatened, and he was even assaulted by some tourists who spit on him." These are all punishable offenses!

Posted by Hube at October 10, 2007 06:52 PM | TrackBack

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That Mexican flag story can't be true; the guy's name is David Bumf@#k!

What I've always wanted to know is whether turning a fire hose on a hippie flag burner is protected political speech or aggravated assault.

Posted by: G Rex at October 11, 2007 02:23 PM