Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Hillary Clinton to Co-Sponsor Flag-Burning Bill

We were just having a discussion on Cellar Door the other day about Hillary's chances as a presidential candidate, and now the news emerges that she's cosponsoring a flag-burning law. Great. Takes care of my vote for 2008.

Sen. Clinton co-sponsors anti-flag burning law

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is supporting new legislation to criminalize desecration of the United States flag _ though she still opposes a constitutional ban on flag attacks.

Clinton, D-N.Y., has agreed to co-sponsor a measure by Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, which has been written in hopes of surviving any constitutional challenge following a 2003 Supreme Court ruling on the subject.

Her support of Bennett's bill follows her position in Congress last summer, when a constitutional ban on flag-burning was debated. Clinton said then she didn't support a constitutional ban, but did support federal legislation making it a crime to desecrate the flag.

In her public statements, she has compared the act of flag-burning to burning a cross, which can be considered a violation of federal civil rights law.

The Bennett-sponsored measure outlaws a protester intimidating any person by burning the flag, lighting someone else's flag, or desecrating the flag on federal property.

Posted by crimnos @ 7:51 AM

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Yep, "I would rather someone was wrapped in the Constitution burning the flag than wrapped in the flag burning the Constitution."

Posted by Blogger james @ 2:53 PM #
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