Topic: Burning of the Flag
Essential Question: Should the burning of the Flag be protected by the 1st Amendment or should it not?
Should burning of the Flag and/or taking a knee during the national Anthem
be protected by freedom of speech? Several, people believe that it should be banned and the actions presented was not in any way respectful, although others have thought that it should be allowed and is also, away to express their freedom.
Many sources state that the burning of the American flag is protected by the 1st Amendment, although it is unpleasant. Meanwhile, Donald Trump our well known president, thinks differently about the situation. Stating that “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail!”. But, others sees it is away to express disagreement. Just like kneeling during the National Anthem. If we ban the burning of the flag we should might as well ban our freedom of expression in total, then how free would we be?
“All You Need To Know About Why NFL Players Are Taking A Knee And Where It Came From.” The Independent. N. p., 2018. Web. 5 Oct. 2018.
“Flag Burning Or Desecration.” American Civil Liberties Union. N. p., 2018. Web. 5 Oct. 2018.
Flag burning and the First Amendment: Yet another look at the two – National Constitution Center
“Flag Burning And The First Amendment: Yet Another Look At The Two – National Constitution Center.” National Constitution Center – constitutioncenter.org. N. p., 2018. Web. 5 Oct. 2018.