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    Essay On Flag Desecration

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    What is the value of nationality? And how important is a flag to that nationality? For some people the flag is extremely valuable to nationality and unity, for that reason many people have opposed flag desecration in recent history. Flag desecration is when a person or group of persons mistreat or burn a flag for various reasons. The most frequent being in protest of the government and their political or foreign decisions. Many people are very offended by burning America’s “national symbol” and

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    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

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    Here is the history behind the Texas vs. Johnson case. A man by the name of Gregory Lee Johnson was condemned by Texas for breaking a law (which was the desecration of the flag.) Johnson damaged an American flag, in 1984, by burning it. He did so in front of Dallas City Hall, because he disapproved of the policies of Reagan administration. He was fined 2,000 dollars and condemned to jail for a year (Texas v. Johnson, Oyez). Gregory Johnson then tried to petition to the highest criminal cases court

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    Gregory Lee Johnson was convicted for desecration of a venerated object; a violation of a Texas Statute in the County Criminal Court No. 8 of Dallas County by Judge John C. Hendrik. He sentence was one year in prison and a fine of $2000. The respondent appealed with the Dallas Court of Appeals, Fifth Supreme Judicial District, 706 S.W.2d 120 (1986), Judge Vance affirmed the conviction, and a rehearing was denied. The defendant subsequently petitioned for a discretionary review with the Texas Court

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    Flag Burning Speech

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    Flag burning also known as flag desecration has become popular over the years. With the presidential election that just happened a couple months ago flag burning has once again happened. Burning the flag is supposely a way of protesting. It signifies the coprates burning the flag are unhappy with the country and government. Flag burning has made an impact in our history,Country, and us the americans. “Flag burning was perceived as tearing at the framework that holds us together.” Goldstein, Robert

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    The American flag is an astounding symbolism that represents America’s freedom. The red stripes on the flag represents hardiness and valour, the blue represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice, lastly the white represents purity and innocence. However, the flag that symbolizes freedom and represents the United States, it is also the flag that can divide the nation apart. In America, one of the most controversial act of freedom is burning the American flag. This arises the debate whether a law

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    Flag Burning and the First Amendment

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    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

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    Texas v. Johnson (1989)

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    Johnson set an American Flag on fire. There were some who agreed with what Johnson had done, but there were several others who felt extremely offended. This caused Johnson to go to court When Johnson went to court he was found guilty and was charged with "the desecration of a venerated object.”, and was sentence to a $2,000 fine, and one year in prison. Jonson should have not gone to court in the first place because what he had done was protected under the first amendment, the freedom of speech and

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    constitutional right to burn the American flag? In Dallas, Texas there was a Republican Party for President Ronald Reagan as a re-nominated candidate for president. But the protesters were not so happy about the policies of the Reagan administration. Through the streets of Dallas protesters marched, causing damage to property. One protester named Gregory Lee Johnson doused an American Flag in kerosene and set it on fire. In Texas, desecrating an American Flag was a criminal offense. Johnson was arrested

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    Flag Burning

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    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

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