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Reply Tue 27 Jun, 2006 04:32 pm
Boy: Say, who left all this garbage on the steps of Congress?

Amendment-to-be:

I'm not garbage.
I'm an amendment to be.
Yes, an amendment to be.
And I'm hoping that they'll ratify me.

There's a lot of flag burners
Who have got too much freedom.
I want to make it legal for policemen to beat 'em.
'Cause there's limits to our liberties.
'Least I hope and pray that there are.
'Cause those liberal freaks go too far.

Boy: But why can't we just make a lawagainst flag burning?

Amendment-to-be: Because that law would be unconstitutional. But if we changethe Constitution...

Boy: Then we could make all sorts of crazy laws.

Amendment-to-be: Now you're catching on.
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jun, 2006 04:52 pm
Amendment-to-be: Now you're catching on.

Bart: What the hell is this?

Lisa: It's one of those campy seventies throwbacks that appeals to generation x-ers.

Bart: We need another Vietnam to thin out their ranks a little.

Boy: But what if people say you're not good enough to be in the Constitution?

Amendment-to-be:

Then I'll crush all opposition to me
And I'll make Ted Kennedy pay.
If he fights back, I'll say that he's gay.

Narrator: Good news, amendment. They ratified you. You're in the U.S. Constitution.

Amendment-to-be: Oh, yeah! Door's open, boys!

Lisa: So it's true. Some cartoons do encourage violence.

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Cycloptichorn
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jun, 2006 04:53 pm
Quote:

It's one of those campy seventies throwbacks that appeals to generation x-ers.


It's so funny because it true.
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paull
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jun, 2006 06:45 pm
stupid thread, but the fact is this IS a stupid bill. I think there should not be limitations on actions which are free speech.

It is a total waste of time, like all those towns, cities, counties, and parishes which have voted to "censure" or "impeach" Bush. The proper amount of distraction has taken hold however.
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Amigo
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jun, 2006 06:54 pm
It's not stupid, it's calculated. It's a symbolic victory of mounting nationalism in place of liberty.
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jun, 2006 06:56 pm
Dang! Lookit who all I'm agreeing with. More because of an extreme reluctance to be dinking around with the Constitution.

I don't believe it will become an amendment, by the way. Too many people don't like unnecessary amendments, and a few, well, think flag burning is pretty neat.
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jun, 2006 07:22 pm
Cyclo, Ebrown Razz
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jun, 2006 08:00 pm
It would be stupid to open up the amendment process for something this trivial. How many flag burners are there, anyhow? Four? Five? Even people who don't want the amendment don't go burning them.
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Amigo
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jun, 2006 11:23 pm
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Amigo
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jun, 2006 11:23 pm
It got defeated by one vote.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jun, 2006 06:32 am
The ridiculous part is that the official method of destroying old flags is to incinerate them....
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jun, 2006 07:00 am
If present day Americans truly deserved the freedoms handed down to us by previous Americans...

...every legislator who voted FOR this amendment would be voted out of office on his/her next occasion running.

The fact that this truly got attention from the congress is probably evidence that most of them deserve to be deep-sixed.

It is pathetic considering the state of affairs in this country that this kind of phony, pseudo-patriotic bullshyt exists.
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jun, 2006 09:32 am
Amigo wrote:
It got defeated by one vote.


I suspect that it actually got defeated by more than one vote.

I think that they had exactly enough Senators vote against... but there were votes that would have flipped if necessary to block this. I think some Senators voted against their conscience for political reasons-- but only after they were sure the vote would miss by at least one.

Or do I have an overly cynical view of politicians.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jun, 2006 12:29 pm
I suspect you have a view of politicians that is just cynical enough.
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