Know how America stands for freedom? Know how the symbol of America is this?:
Well, don't try doing this:
Because it may soon be against the law.
Get this. We can't pass a law against lynching. In fact, the Senate just apologized this week for not passing legislation against lynching in the past. Not letting the measure fail once. Not twice. Not even fifty times. Two hundred times the Senate had various anti-lynching bills it could have passed, but didn't. Seven presidents tried to get the Senate to pass anti-lynching legislation, but it didn't. So the Senate has apologized, but not passed any laws against lynching, even if a symbolic gesture. Just an "oops, sorry" to the nearly 5,000 people killed in lynchings. So, in short, the Senate has the time to pass laws against this:
is still not a federal crime. Let that sink in. You may be federally prosecuted for burning a piece of fabric that represents the United States, but if you mob-kill someone you're under your state's regulations. The only thing being hurt in a flag burning is some fabric and, in the case of the image above, that guy's fabulous white-trash mullet if the wind shifts. Flag burning is offensive but that is the point. Free speech can be offensive. Grow some balls, Senate, and protect the minority who wants the right to express themselves. Other people can call them traitorous assholes because that's their right under free speech. (I'd just call them uncreative, myself. Use your words, people.) Stop handing about apologies (not changing laws, but just saying "I'm sorry, so sorry") to various groups you've left to languish (the Native Americans are up next) and pay attention to what you're actively fucking up now.