Just because you can do something doesn’t always mean you should. And, you better make sure you don’t burn anything else down in the process.
So, Trump wants Congress to take action and make it illegal to burn the flag. However, Trump doesn’t realized, or failed to get the memo, SCOTUS ruled on this matter YEARS AGO.
Trump has urged repercussions for flag burning on numerous occasions in the past, including shortly after winning election in 2016. At the time, Trump proposed a year in jail or loss of citizenship as a punishment for burning a flag.
A decades-old Supreme Court ruling found that burning a flag is a protected form of free speech under the First Amendment, but Trump has continued to float the possibility of punishing those who burn the symbol.
The president’s latest call for Congress to take action against individuals who burn the flag comes amid rolling protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the country, with some demonstrators in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night spotted burning flags.
If people want to burn a flag, let’s start here:
MY Free Speech: