Tuesday, July 04, 2006


The 30 Democrats, three Republicans and lone independant who voted against the the Senate's constitutional amendment prohibitiing flag burning, did more to prevent flag burning than the 52 Republicans and 14 Democrats voting for the amendment, could ever imagine.

That is because these 34 heroes of our sacred American right to free speech, had the good sense to express that should such an amendment ever be passed, an avalanche of flag burners would appear, where currently none exist, to demonstrate that such a ludicrous amendment will never fly.

Originally published in Chicago Sun-Times, July 3, 2006
Daily Herald, July 4, 2006