A constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to ban desecration of the American Flag passed the House earlier today. The Senate, where previous anti-desecration bills have died, will take up the measure after the 4th of July holiday.
Look, desecration of the flag is bad...getting Congress involved is worse. Anyway, with all the bile being thrown around the Senate, this admendment will be DOA.
As Outside the Belway puts it:
While I have nothing but contempt for Americans who show their displeasure with U.S. public policy by burning the American flag, amending the Constitution to prohibit this activity is absurd. It's a cheap political stunt but one that does nothing to make the country stronger or safer. If enacted, however, it would make it slightly less free.