POTUS pens on pennant; impeach or ignore?

Coobs over at “What’s Right…” (find your link) ran a comparison of how Tester and Burns stands on the “issues.” (Please interpret the quotes to indicate how laughable I find the topics Coobs feels worthy of fighting over.) One of these “issues” Coobs highlights is flag burning.

Senator Burns – supports constitutional amendment banning desecrating the US flag

Jon Tester – would not support amendment, considers flag burning free speech.

Shocking, Tester’s stance on flag burning.

Anyway, a high-profile celebrity was recently caught on film desecrating the flag. If Coobs – and Burns – believe the flag to be a sacred symbol of the country and are willing to change the Constitution to protect it, they should be up in arms about the President autographing flags. It’s illegal. How does it rate against perjury, I wonder? If Coobs/Burns think the desecration of the flag is so important, shouldn’t they advocate for the impeachment of Bush for sullying the symbol of the land he’s “serving”?

Desecrating the flag is either worthy of criminalizing, or it’s not.

Of course everyone knows the flag-burning amendment is a senseless wedge issue intended to turn the dim-witted patriots against those that don’t support it. But let’s face it, not even those who favor it really believe in it. Otherwise Senator Conrad Burns would be up in arms against the President.

Here’s the deal. You either favor expression of speech and think Bush was doing a nice thing by signing autographs for his fans, or you favor protecting the flag at the cost of speech and prosecuting Bush for desecrating the flag.

  1. Steven Lohrenz

    Do these people realize that the US Armed Forces only consider ONE way of properly disposing of a US flag – by burning it.

    Consider this: would you rather the flag was burned with dignity and respect or tossed into a dumpster and left to rot with yesterday’s dinner all over it?

    The Right Wing Dream: Flags with rotting bannana peels and orange rinds on it. Covered with gravy. Lots of flies. Now that is treating the flag with respect. (sarcasm included)

  2. Impeach Bush yourself! This is much more than just a petition.

    There’s a little known and rarely used clause of the in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.

    That’s where we come in. In addition to the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial. ImpeachforPeace.org has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.

    You can initiate the impeachment process yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in.


    More information on the precedent for submitting an impeachment
    memorial, and the House Rules on this procedure, can also be found at
    the above address.

    If you have any doubts that Bush has committed crimes warranting
    impeachment, read this page: http://ImpeachForPeace.org/evidence/

    If you’re concerned that impeachment might not be the best strategy
    at this point, read the bottom of this page: http://ImpeachForPeace.org

    “I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.”
    Bush, June 18, 2002

    “War is Peace.”
    Big Brother in George Orwell’s 1984

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