Re: Why burn a flag??????
Jim Miller, Jr. (jmillerjr@LSFCU.ORG)
Mon, 19 Jun 1995 10:00:34 EST-5
In reply to:
>1) why burn the American flags?
>2) what is the signifigance of it?
When I was young, I was given a very easy guideline to follow for all dealings
with the US Flag - Always treat the flag as the living, breathing embodiment of
the American people. This is probably why I have always though of protesters who
defile the flag as the most particularly stupid ones, since the flag represents
the people and not the government they mean to protest.
By following this guideline, the burning of the flag is easily viewed as a
proper funeral for a flag that is no longer in a condition to properly represent
the people. A worn and tattered flag, while possibly historic and meaningful, is
not how I would like to represented to the world. It makes me feel cheapened
because I DO believe that the flag is there to represent me, and every other
American, living or dead, and the ideals we strive for, to the rest of the
I would no sooner through an old flag in the garbage than I would an American
who had died in the service of his country.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City