Monday, July 03, 2006

Wave that flag!

I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. - Adlai Stevenson
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I am reading: 1776 by David McCullough
I am listening to: A mix from last summer
And I am: A proud American

3 comments:

the dilf said...

I know where Hedy was yesterday...please read...

Flags burn in celebration
By GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER
SENTINEL STAFF WRITER
About 25 revelers celebrated their freedom of speech and welcomed the Fourth of July on Monday night with the "2nd Annual Old Time American Flag Burn."

Around a burn barrel at Seabright State Beach, organizer Brent Adams, 41, of Santa Cruz, declared flag burning not a protest, but a celebration of the Constitution's First Amendment.

"It seemed like a good idea to burn some flags just because we can," added fellow organizer Sha Lar, 32, of Santa Cruz.

The festivities were especially relevant after a constitutional amendment allowing Congress to ban flag desecration died in the Senate last week.

That proposal came in response to Supreme Court rulings in 1989 and 1990 that burning and other desecrations of the flag are protected as free speech by the First Amendment.

But it failed by one vote in the Senate to reach the two-thirds approval required before going to the states for ratification.

"The Senate overruled it by one vote, and let's celebrate it," Lar said. Some at the celebration noted that in other countries, they could be shot for torching the national flag.

Poison Oak,(AKA HedyBlog) 35, of Aptos, said she wanted to "reclaim the flag. Not only those who support President George W. Bush can wave the red white and blue."

JD said...

Hedy: Keep up the great work - by the way, how do you like the book 1776? Suze is looking forward to her visit.

JD said...

Hedy:

Great job on your blog... keep it up. How do you like the book, "1776"? Suze is looking forward to her visit. All ok at home? Email me if you want.

JD