Found at "Irregular Times":
Fred Thompson Burns Freedoms Not Flags
(Filed under Election 2008, Republicans, Liberty, Legislation, 2008 Reasons,
Fred Thompson): by jclifford
"When considering how you’ll vote in the 2008 presidential election, keep in
mind the the ideological flights of fanaticism indulged in by some of the
candidates. As an example, take Fred Thompson.
Sure, Fred Thompson hasn’t done much for the American public lately, but once upon a time he was a United States Senator. And what did Senator Thompson do with the power that was granted to him by the people of Tennessee?
Fred Thompson demonstrated his true priorities when, on December 12, 1995, Fred Thompson showed his true character by voting in favor of S. J. Res. 31, which would have established an Amendment to the United States Constitution that would have allowed some forms of political speech to be outlawed. It would have made flag burning a crime.
Fred Thompson would rather burn American freedoms than allow anyone to burn American flags. Progressives see the issue the other way around. We’d rather see people burning flags than burning our freedoms."
Burning flags is arson and a danger to the public. Only idiots light nylon flags on fire while in a crowd. Let us all fight for our freedom to set our friends and neighbors on fire. Let’s fight for our freedom to burn the flag and against the freedom to own a gun, even though BOTH those rights seem to be enshrined in the constitution. Let’s fight only selectively for those bits and pieces of American law that suit us and ignore any laws that don’t feel good to us, whether statutory or constitutional. And let’s call our selective obedience to the laws of the land “progressive”.