rex are you the person with whom we had a discussion on jesus? you don't seem to be.
First, it is not against the law to burn an American flag, and if you do because you hate that Barack Obama is the president elect I don't want to pass a law against it because I would consider your actions legitimate and fall with into the shadows of the freedom of speech Americans have. I do understand how a concerned citizen could be so mad at the direction his government was taking as to believe that it was destroying the things in which he believes makes it the best country the world has ever seen rise.
I feel your pain, because I felt exactly the same when George Bush won in 2000 and 2004. BUT, I never lost faith in the ability of my nation to right itself from a course of action that I disagreed with to my marrow. I did not like what America started to become over the past eight years, I never thought that my president, my leader, could possibly issue orders to allow the torture of any human being, but I NEVER lost faith in MY COUNTRY and its people to renew itself. I wrapped myself and succored myself in the knowledge that the American people ARE unique and would awaken because of the way our hard fought freedoms resonate in the human heart, and that America would someday come home to me and the ideals in which I believe in would be pronounced again.
It is perhaps true that the America I call home is not the one that you call home, but I do hope and pray that while we may not share the same home that all Americans can live in the same neigborhood, where our best days lay before us and we can continue to move forward towards a more true social union for our descendents and where we can continue to stand as a shining beacon of freedom on a hill to light all mankind.
As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours,
"We are not enemies, but friends... Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection."
So, while my America came home to me yesterday, I know that it will come home to you if you have faith in it.