Friday, June 23, 2006
Did George Bush deface American flags?
From John in DC: The Associated Press caught Bush defacing American flags in 2003. [Seems] it happened again this week in Vienna. Reportedly, a slew of conservative Republican Bush supporters wanted to get Bush's autograph on US flags. And Bush signed them. Right on the flags.
What does current law say? US CODE > TITLE 4 > CHAPTER 1 > § 8 > Respect for flag(g): The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
The Democrats need to offer an amendment to the flag burning amendment that says writing on the flag is also illegal. Then let the Republicans decide if they're going to vote that George Bush defaced the flag, or whether they're going to defend defacing the flag.
UPDATE from Dana Milbank of The Washington Post (06/27/06): "The Citizens Flag Alliance, a group pushing for the Senate this week to pass a flag-burning amendment to the Constitution, just reported an alarming, 33% increase in the number of flag-desecration incidents this year. The number has increased to four, from three." [Ed.: Our tax dollars at work!]