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The American Flag - When you see the American flag, what is the first thing that pops into your head. Is it a war. A relative. A political leader. What. For me, I usually think of the Star Spangled Banner. I grew up on a military base in Germany. If the flag were being raised or lowered, you would see soldiers, and even civilians, standing at attention, saluting the flag. In a parade, as the flag was being carried in front by one of the brigades, everyone held his or her hand over his or her heart as the flag passed that person....   [tags: Patriotism America Flag] 1170 words
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The Confederate Flag - The Confederate Flag On January 1992 the NAACP put in affect a boycott on South Carolina to pressure the state to remove the Confederate flag off of its Statehouse in Columbia. The boycott is what initially brought life to this issue. The NAACP’s removal request is based on the fact that they, the anti-flag groups, claim that the meaning of the Confederate flag is one of hate and discrimination. On the other hand, there are other groups that believe differently whom are called the pro-flag groups....   [tags: Flag Argumentative Persuasive Paperes]
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The Confederate Flag Dispute - The Confederate Flag Dispute The start of the Confederate flag controversy was due to the request of the NAACP to remove the flag off of South Carolina’s Statehouse. This request is based on the fact that they, the anti-flag groups, claim that the meaning of the Confederate flag is one of hate and discrimination. On the other hand, there are other groups that believe differently whom are called the pro-flag groups. They claim that the flag is a sign of heritage and should stay on the Statehouse....   [tags: Confederate Flag Essays]
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Displaying the Confederate Flag - Displaying the Confederate Flag Ever since I first moved here, I have always wanted to know why so many people from this area go out of their way to display a symbol that is regarded by many others as a symbol of hate. I see it everywhere I go—on clothes, backpacks, license plates, and even in yards. The confederate battle flag is flaunted by many in this area, and I think that we can all attest to this. Why do so many people display this flag on an everyday basis, and who exactly are these people....   [tags: Racism Confederate Flag Symbolism Essays] 1456 words
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The Confederate Flag’s Heritage of Hate - The Confederate Flag’s Heritage of Hate The Confederate flag has now become a hot issue for South Carolina, which is the last state to have the original Confederate flag still flying on its Statehouse. What got the State’s attention was the economic boycott of South Carolina that was announced on January 1992 by the NAACP to pressure the State to remove the Confederate flag off of its Statehouse in Columbia. The NAACP’s removal request is based on the fact that they, the anti-flag groups, claim that the meaning of the Confederate flag is one of hate and discrimination....   [tags: Confederate Flag South Carolina Essays]
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A Flag for Canada - A Flag for Canada The Canadian Government defines a flag as “a symbol to identify people belonging to a group.” Canada has been a country for many years but has always lacked one thing. Up until 1965, we did not have our own official flag. The first thoughts of Canada adopting its own flag started in 1925. A Privacy Council committee looked at the possibilities but their work was never completed. This meant that the Red Ensign and the Union Jack would continue to represent Canada. In 1946 a committee was again formed to determine a national flag....   [tags: essays research papers] 452 words
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The Flag of India - The Flag of India The Indian flag consists of orange, white and green bands. The color orange stands for courage in there country, white for peace, and green for fertility. A Buddhist emble called a dharma charka lies in the center of the flag. The land India borders a lot like China, Nepal, and Bhutan (that is to the North). Pakistan to the west and Bangladesh to the East. 1 “ India boasts many great mountain ranges, including the Vindhya Range, which divides northern and southern India....   [tags: Papers] 611 words
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Under the Red Flag, by Ha Jin - In Ha Jin’s Under the Red Flag, the author interweaves different stories to showcase the individuals’ struggle to go against their natural instincts, as a means to comply with New China’s standards. These standards have been dictated by the political enforcers, and have established a new underlying moral basis that is expected of everyone to comply with. Although the stories are quite different, the connection they share is clearly explicated—they all combat the societal pressures to change themselves or face the consequences of being different....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The American Flag - The American Flag After July 4th, 1776, the people of the colonies felt the need of a national flag to symbolize their new spirit of unity and independence. On the afternoon of June 14th,1777, Congress passed a resolution that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes. Alternate the red and white, that the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field.” The stars in our flag represent the fifty states. No one star represents any particular state. The stripes in the flag stand for the thirteen original colonies....   [tags: Papers] 390 words
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The American Flag - First I would like to include some information about our american flag and how it came about. In the British colonies of North America before the Revolution, each of the 13 colonies had its flag. On Jan. 2, 1776, the first flag of the United States was raised at Cambridge, Mass., by George Washington. Known as the Grand Union flag, it consisted of 13 stripes, alternate red and white, with a blue canton bearing the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew. Congress, on June 14, 1777, enacted a resolution “that the Flag of the United States be 13 stripes alternate red and white, that the Union be 13 stars white in a blue field representing a new constellation.” On Jan....   [tags: Informative Essay] 876 words
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The Confederate Flag as a Reaction to Desegregation - The Confederate Flag as a Reaction to Desegregation 1954’s Brown vs. Board of Education court ruling marked the dawn of desegregation in America. South Carolina raised the Confederate flag above their state house a short time after the sentence; the brief time period between the two events led many to believe the gesture was the state’s reaction to desegregation. Many were offended by the exhibit and confused as to whether the flag responded to desegregation or honored the state’s membership in the confederacy....   [tags: Papers] 1386 words
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Should the Australian flag be changed? - SHOULD THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG BE CHANGED. The Australian flag was chosen in 1901, when a competition was held to design our country’s flag. The guidelines of this competition included that the Union Jack and Southern Cross should appear on the flag. However, I believe that in the year 2001, the Australian flag needs to be changed. During the course of this essay, I will show that the Australian flag does not represent all Australians, in particular, Aboriginal Australians and that the symbols on our flag are no longer relevant and are not unique to Australia....   [tags: essays research papers] 803 words
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Flag Desecration is Freedom of Expression - Flag Desecration is Freedom of Expression Our nation’s flag is an everlasting symbol of freedom and hope that stands as a testament to our nation’s power. Most importantly our flag represents the freedom of the individual to express his ideals as they see fit. Therefore when the very essence of Americans freedom is challenged by the “flag amendment,” that would forbid the desecration of the American flag, a dilemma forms. While flag burning is highly offensive, it is none the less a means of expression and is protected by the constitution of America....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 386 words
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It's Time to Change the Flag of Mississippi - It's Time to Change the Flag of Mississippi Although many corporations have contributed large sums of money to campaign for a new Mississippi flag, that would replace the existing 1894 Confederate flag and improve economic and racial relations throughout the state, chances are slim that a change will occur. Many Mississippians are simply not ready for change and few African-Americans are actually pushing for a change. Many Mississippians view the original flag as part of the state’s heritage and do not want to replace it with a new one....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 698 words
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Desecration of the Flag Should be Prohibited - Desecration of the Flag Should be Prohibited Is it necessary to allow all forms of protest to protect the right of citizens to express grievances against their government. It is not a violation of free speech to outlaw burning of the flag because it is not speech. It will not lead to the limiting of other avenues of protest, of which many are more expressive of specific problems. All attempts to protect the flag short of a Constitutional amendment have failed in the end. A change to the constitution to prohibit the desecration of the U.S....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 932 words
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The Governmental Display of the Confederate Flag - The Governmental Display of the Confederate Flag The confederacy is dead. The Civil War is long over, and the United States has experienced much growth and development since its end, much of this due to the outcome of the war. A new, united America flourished throughout the late eighteen hundreds gaining a great deal of power through high levels of commerce and trade. There is no doubt that America is better off now because of the outcome of the War between the States. However, many of the symbols of the Civil War remain very active in the present world; they are very much alive and charged with meaning and power....   [tags: Expository Essays]
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Prohibition of Flag Desecration is Unconstitutional - Prohibition of Flag Desecration is Unconstitutional When people fix their eyes upon the fifty white stars and thirteen red and white stripes, they perceive not only a nation’s flag, but a symbol that represents freedom and unity. America, the country of opportunity and liberty, is built on a democracy regulated by the Bill of Rights. If this flag represents the land of the free, then why does Congress continue to disregard the First Amendment and attempt to pry a right out of American citizens’ hands....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 397 words
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The Meaning of the American Flag - Flag Essay The Flag Essay—What It Represents The flag of the United States is very important to the citizens of the United States and their afflicted nations. The patchwork of stars and stripes gave relief to many, hope to even more, and a sense of impending doom to it’s enemies. Through history, the flag went through many tests, in which the flag that represented the Unites States proved victorious. It represented freedom and the land of opportunity. In other words, the US flag became an international symbol of freedom and opportunity....   [tags: essays papers] 1054 words
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Desecration of the Flag is an American Freedom - Desecration of the Flag is an American Freedom The American Flag is truly a versatile emblem. The flag’s stars, stripes, and colors represent valor, purity and vigilance—they represent bloodshed, hard work, and mostly, the infallible freedoms known as rights. Paradoxically, those same stitches that compose the flag and bind our freedom contain the right to desecrate and utterly disrespect it. How beautiful: a country that regards freedom so highly that it protects even the most offensive actions of expression; what magnificent grace....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 400 words
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The Mexican National Flag and Emblem - The Mexican National Flag and Emblem The Mexican National Flag and its crest are symbols that represent the nation. Its origination can be traced back to the period of independence, when Mexico broke free from European foreign rule. The history of the crest or emblem of the flag is based on the representation of the founding of the land were Tenochtitlan was built. According to legend the Aztec God of War had given them a sign in which they were to build their Empire. The sign was an eagle perched on a cactus that would be tearing apart a serpent....   [tags: Papers] 731 words
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Flag Burning: The Debate Continues - Abstract    Several times in our nation's history, Congress has introduced a bill that would provide for banning flag desecration. Each time, however, the Supreme Court ruled that this act was protected by the First Amendment freedom of speech rights. The debate over this topic continues, with both sides arguing for "the good of the country."    In a 1943 landmark Supreme Court case, Justice Robert H. Jackson wrote, "The freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much" (qtd....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Flag Desecration Should Be Outlawed - Flag Desecration Should Be Outlawed On August 22, 1984, Texas resident Gregory Lee Johnson was arrested for burning an American flag during a protest of the Republican National Convention. Johnson had violated a Texas flag desecration law officially known as the Texas Venerated Objects law, which outlawed "intentionally or knowingly desecrating a national flag" (Goldstein 197). Johnson took his case to the United States Supreme Court. In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled, by a five to four vote, that the Texas law was unconstitutional (Goldstein 202)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1879 words
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Flag Football of the Deaf - Flag Football of the Deaf The United States Flag Football for the Deaf (USFFD) is a member of the United States of America Deaf Sports Federation as National Sports Organization and also a member of the United States Flag and Touch League. Membership: Any organization can become member of USFFD and support its cause. All you have to do is have your organizational flag football team participate in USFFD Super Bowls. So far, there have been fifteen USFFD Super Bowls and they've been in location all across the country including New York, California, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Tennessee, Canada, Texas and Ohio....   [tags: Papers] 603 words
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American Flag Desecration is Treasonous! - American Flag Desecration is Treasonous. The flag it is the symbol of our nation, the symbol of our freedom, the symbol of those that have gone before us to defend our liberties, and most importantly the symbol which at one point or another each person has pledged their allegiance to. Desecrating this symbol which all should hold dear is to desecrate America’s values and betray the devotion which all have pledged to our nation. Knowing the importance of our high flying flag makes it treasonous to burn or desecrate it, thereby making it obvious that this act should be forbidden by the constitution of the United States of America....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 505 words
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Flag Burning and the First Amendment -    Your First Amendment rights are extremely close to being violated by none other than the United States Congress. I refer to the Flag Desecration Bill that, if passed, would do irreparable damage to our right to free speech and undermine the very priniciples for which the American flag stands. Fortunately, West Virginians have an ally in Sen. Robert C. Byrd. Sen. Byrd, who previously favored the bill, now fights to protect our rights by stopping the passage of this bill. I applaud his stand and want to reinforce his position....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Patriotism and The American Flag - There is much controversy surrounding the idea of patriotism and the iconography of the American flag in today’s society. Some believe patriotism is simply the act of supporting the decisions of the leaders of the country. Others say, to be patriotic, people should be outspoken and voice their oppositions to what is going on in the government. Opinions also differ on the idea of what the American flag represents. One opinion of the flags representation is that the flag represents our history, and the formerly mentioned idea of patriotism....   [tags: essays research papers] 1007 words
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The Mexican National Flag and Crest - The Mexican National Flag and Crest Domestic violence involves the systematic use of force, threats and intimidation by one partner upon another in order for the dominating partner to have control over the victim. In general, women who are abused physically are often isolated. Their partners tend to control their lives to a great extent as well as verbally degrade them. Even though the Latina women are particularly vulnerable to domestic violence because of their culture, it does not mean that this situation does not exist in other societies....   [tags: Papers] 454 words
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The Flag-burning Debate Continues - The Flag-burning Debate Continues      Nazis captured Jim Rogers. He was routinely beaten and given barely enough food to survive. During the time he spent in a World War II prisoner of war camp, he managed to keep his sanity by scraping together bits and pieces of colored cloth in order to make an American flag. As his fellow prisoners began to die, it was his American flag which provided him with a sense of identity and gave him the inspiration to keep living.   It is no wonder, then, that Jim becomes disturbed when he turns on the news and sees our flag being burned in the streets of foreign nations....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Burning the American Flag - Burning the American Flag The American flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, with seven red stripes alternating among six white. In the upper left corner there is a rectangular blue space that contains fifty white stars. The thirteen stripes symbolize the thirteen original colonies of the United states of America and the stars represent the fifty states of the Union. White is said to symbolize purity and innocence. Red symbolizes strength and courage, and blue symbolizes vigilance, perseverance and justice....   [tags: essays papers] 670 words
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The Georgia Flag issue - When we look at our flag, we, as Georgians, see a reflection or ourselves; we hold our beliefs, our heritage, our ancestor's struggles, and our memories in our flag. In the former Georgia flag, one cannot see these things. I believe the former Georgia flag was justly removed because it was a symbol of racism and bigotry, it was the result of an act of defiance, and because the state has history other than that of its Confederate participation. The former Georgia flag was a symbol of racism and bigotry....   [tags: Current Events] 330 words
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Guerrilla Warfare and Violence in Thomas Goodrich's "Black Flag" - Thomas Goodrich is an author that focuses most of his writings about the American Civil War. This book “Black Flag Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865” depicts some of the most violent guerrilla fighting that took place along the Kansas and Missouri border. He is very objective about presenting this sinister side of the Civil War. Mr. Goodrich’s book portrays the horrific death, destruction, merciless killings, rapes, and the millions of dollars worth of property seized or destroyed by the guerrillas on both the Union and Confederate side....   [tags: Civil War, Analytical Essay] 835 words
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Flag-Burning is No Crime -    Stripes and stars forever, right. Well, what exactly does that mean. The American Flag can be seen almost anywhere. From the high-school, to the ball park, and even in our homes, the American flag stands as a symbol of all that is good and true in America. When one thinks of the flag, they usually think of the blood that was shed for this country. It was shed so that we could have liberties, such as, freedom of speech and expression, which fall under the first amendment rights of the Constitution....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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Flag Desecration - Flag Desecration Flag desecration is not American. People who burn the American flag lack respect for themselves, America, and the many people who have died to preserve American freedom. The people who desecrate the American flag have no right to call themselves Americans. They are unpatriotic, two faced, cowards, and worse of all un-American (communist). To be patriotic a person must love and defend his own country against all foreign and domestic threats. These unpatriotic people are two faced....   [tags: essays research papers] 929 words
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Flag Desecration - Throughout history, Americans have fought hard to gain independence and the freedoms that come with it. However, some choose to test the limitations of those freedoms. For some time, Americans have shown their disgust of the American government by burning flags, and even cutting them up to use as clothing. Although mocking the American government and the flag is disrespectful, revoking the right to do so would be a violation of freedom of expression, which is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Those who support the no-flag burning amendment argue that the United States flag is a special case....   [tags: Papers]
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Flag Football - Whether it's running around and grabbing the opponents flag, or running around and pushing people out of the way for the touchdown, flag football is a great sport to increase adrenaline. Playing flag football gives players energy and helps keep them in shape. The constant movement helps work ones cardio and keeps one active. It is fun to play because players gat to play with friends and meet new people. It helps players work together and have competition. Everyone who likes doing a variety of exercises and likes to have fun could enjoy flag football in more ways than one....   [tags: essays research papers] 446 words
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Flag Burning - Flag Burning Flag Burning can be and usually is a very controversial issue. Many people are offended by the thought of destroying this country's symbol of liberty and freedom. During a political protest during the 1984 Republican Convention, Gregory Lee Johnson was arrested for burning an American flag. Years later in 1989, Johnson got the decision overturned by the United States Supreme Court. In the same year, the state of Texas passed the Flag Protection Act, which prohibited any form of desecration against the American flag....   [tags: Papers] 1062 words
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Flag Desecration - Flag Desecration The issue of flag desecration has been and continues to be a highly controversial issue; on the one side there are those who believe that the flag is a unique symbol for our nation which should be preserved at all costs, while on the other are those who believe that flag burning is a form of free speech and that any legislation designed to prevent this form of expression is contrary to the ideals of the First Amendment to our Constitution. Shawn Eichman, as well as the majority of the United States Supreme Court, is in the latter of these groups....   [tags: Papers] 5200 words
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Canadian Flag - Canadian Flag Throughout Canada in the 20th Century, numerous events and decisions have formed defining moments for the people of this country. Events like Vimy Ridge, the formation of NATO, and the development of the new flag have made a huge impact on the country. In addition, the leadership of people like Lester B. Pearson and, much earlier, Sir Wilfred Laurier, has created very significant changes in the course of Canada’s history. Of these, the new flag, sometimes referred to as the “maple leaf” is not only a true symbol of Canada but shows how Canadians have learned a new way to be loyal to our land....   [tags: History] 1041 words
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Flag Power in The Red Badge of Courage - Flag Power in The Red Badge of Courage       Henry Fleming, after receiving his red badge of courage‹a blow to the head‹takes over the role of color-bearer during a vicious combat. As he sees his comrade sink to the ground in pain, he fights with his friend Wilson for the esteemed position of flag-bearer and finally wrenches the Union colors from the grasp of the dying man. With the flag in hand, Henry feels immediately empowered; the ubiquitous symbol of freedom and courage invests him with his own power and valiancy as he rushes headlong towards the enemy lines....   [tags: Red Badge Courage Essays]
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In Opposition of an Amendment to Ban Flag Desecration - In Opposition of an Amendment to Ban Flag Desecration In 1876 a Constitutional amendment was proposed that would eliminate the Senate. In 1893, there was an amendment proposed that would get rid of the Army and the Navy, and another one that would rename the country the United States of the Earth. They all share one common dominator: they would do absolutely nothing to benefit the United States or its citizens. To this list another proposed amendment can be added: the amendment banning desecration of the American flag....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 343 words
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What the American Flag Means to Me - What is the American flag and what does it represent. For many Americans the flag represents freedom, pride, and justice. Our flag stands for freedom because of the many lives that had to be lost throughout history for us to be the nation we are today. The American flag stands for pride because of the many American soldiers men and women who lost their lives for us. Lastly, our flag stands for justice because in the United States no matter what crime we do we have the right to a fair trial. Another view of the American flag is the colors red, white, and blue....   [tags: Patriotism, 911, Symbolism] 319 words
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Is Flag Burning Protected by the First Amendment? - Is Flag Burning Protected by the First Amendment.          Can an individual be prosecuted for openly burning the American flag in a political protest. Gregory Johnson did this in a political protest outside Dallas City Hall. He was then tried and convicted of desecrating a venerated object under a Texas law (Penal Code 42.09), which states that "a person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly desecrates a state or national flag" (317). The question of whether this Texas law is in violation of the First Amendment, which "holds that Congress shall make no law......   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Flag Burning Editorial - Flag burning can be and usually is a very controversial issue with people. Many people believe that the American flag stands for something important and shouldn’t be destroyed in that manner. Others believe that flag burning is a statement that one should be able to make without major repercussions. Both sides have valid opinions and both sides state their case well. Although I am neither nor or against the burning of the flag, I believe the right should not be taken away. I believe that if a group of people have valid reasons and a valid point to make by obliterating a flag in such a way, they should have the right to do it....   [tags: essays research papers] 958 words
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Legendary Betsy Ross and the American Flag - Legendary Betsy Ross and the American Flag The American flag has long been a symbol of our country, but there have been certain doubts about its origin. No one really knows who sewed the American flag. The legend of Betsy Ross has been told many times, but some people look upon it as a myth, saying Betsy Ross never even existed. Betsy Ross was indeed a real person who lived in the 1700's, but no one can prove she actually sewed the American Flag. Betsy Ross did not have an extremely interesting childhood....   [tags: American America History]
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I'll Die for My Confederate Flag -   "America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've got to want it bad. Cause it's going to put up a fight. It's going to say, you want free speech. Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil.....Who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free. Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest....   [tags: Free Exemplification Essay]
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Against Making Flag Burning Illegal - Flag Burning There is a great travesty going on in America right now. Everyday, people are fighting to stop one of America’s greatest freedoms, the freedom of speech. Even this way of exercising America’s greatest amendment, freedom of speech, is not liked by all people it is still protected under our nation’s law. The act of publicly burning an American flag is something that is deemed disgraceful by many Americans, but it should not be outlawed.      Many people are offended by the act of publicly burning an American flag and feel it should be outlawed based on the fact that it is offensive to the citizens of this country....   [tags: Patriotism Freedom essays research papers]
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Justice Brennan's Opinion in Texas v. Johnson - Justice Brennan's Opinion in Texas v. Johnson Justice Brennan cited several First Amendment cases to show that a precedent was set to encompass protection for expression which is not spoken or written (i.e., protection for symbolic actions such as protesting conflict through arm-band wearing, sit-ins, etc.). The cases cited, including the current one, were subject to the O'Brien test, which is a measure to determine if the State's statute can be considered valid, in that it specifically forbids non-communicative expression for the benefit of direct substantial government interest ....   [tags: Papers, flag] 313 words
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First Amendment and Free Speech - This paper will examine the first amendment’s right to free speech based on three different Supreme Court cases and how there are varying examples of free speech. In the case of Snyder v. Phelps, Snyder sued Phelps, the Westboro Baptist Church, for intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy by intrusion upon seclusion, and conspiracy because the church set-up protest outside of his military son’s funeral service (Chen et al., 2010). Another side of free speech involves a case which allow schools to restrict speech that is promoting illegal drug use....   [tags: Legal Precedent, Flag Burning]
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American Government Must Stand Against the Desecration of the American Flag - The United States Government should deem desecration of the American Flag unconstitutional because of the freedom in which the flag represents, along with the blood, sweat, and tears that were shed by our brave soldiers and veterans. Desecration of the American Flag suggests a disdain, or a disregard for the symbolic meaning under which it represents. The American Flag has forever and a day been an image declaring freedom and democracy, and has showcased our principles and beliefs as a country. Thinking back over the years, people are able to live a freedom filled life that may not have been if not for the many wars that were fought by our courageous soldiers, young and old....   [tags: Patriotism, Constitution, ] 637 words
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Antigone, Hairspray, The Boy Without a Flag, and Letter From A Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King Jr. speaks of “the appalling silence of the good people” and how the silence of the “good people” encourages the current situation and their good intentions don’t press for change or social justice. In Antigone, Hairspray, “The Boy Without a Flag”, and “Letter From A Birmingham Jail”, examples of social injustice and racial segregation issues can be observed and the influence and actions of the silent bystanders. The silent but well intentioned people in each piece of literature has the opportunity to support change and influence others but they don’t out of fear....   [tags: D. Martin Luther King Jr.]
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Is Flag Burning protected under the First Amendment? - Is Flag Burning protected under the First Amendment. There is a proposed amendment to make flag burning illegal. Congress tried to pass the Flag Protection Act of 1989, but the act failed because it is seen as a form of public protection. There have been other attempts to pass legislation to protect the American flag but all of the attempts have failed so far. Flag burning is very controversial because people have different definitions of what “freedom of speech” means and what our flag stands for....   [tags: Persuasive, Exemplification Essay] 1567 words
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Brown versus Board of Education and Raising the Confederate Flag - Brown versus Board of Education and Raising the Confederate Flag 1954's Brown vs. Board of Education case court ruling marked the dawn of desegregation in America. A short time after the sentence, South Carolina replaced their state flag with the Confederate flag, raising it above their statehouse, the Georgia and Mississippi state flags were changed to incorporate the Confederate flag, and Confederate monuments were suddenly built. The brief time period between the two events led many to believe the gesture to be the state of South Carolina's reaction and response to desegregation in public areas....   [tags: Papers] 1524 words
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