Don Trump Doesn’t Like Flag Burning (Yawn)

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To divert attention from his stupid ‘illegals voted against me’ rant, President-elect Orange tweeted his outrage at flag-burning even though this protest hasn’t been in the news for months. Trump’s base needs a little goose because of all his backsliding on campaign promises.

People burn flags to show disrespect for America and, basically, to make right-wingers scream.  Yawn – OK – got it.

The funny thing is, the more you go nuts over the act, the more successful it becomes. Demonstrators WANT you to go nuts. They WANT you to become emotionally involved in their issues. Bad publicity is better than no publicity and flag burning is a surefire, over-the-top button to press.

So let’s take a breath here and use our heads.

Flags aren’t the country, they’re SYMBOLS of the country. They’re little pieces of rectangular cloth sold to retailers by wholesalers – just like any other product. Flags aren’t manufactured reverently and rabbis don’t make them kosher. If one gets burned, there’s an endless supply to take its place.

So the next time you see some protesting dolt burn an American flag in a dull, cliched protest, don’t get excited. Don’t let your buttons get pushed. Smile. Think about our wonderful Bill of Rights which allows the nitwit to express himself freely in the land of the free.

And then hope for a little breeze so the goofball will accidentally set his own clothes on fire.

Is it legal to burn the flag in protest? https://www.google.com/

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