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WATCH: Woman attempts to Burn American Flag Outside GOP Convention

The video above shows a women surrounded by a group of protesters trying to Burn an American Flag outside of the Republican National Convention earlier today. Under 18 U.S code 700 Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties, it is illegal to deface the American Flag. Unfortunately I don’t see many of these people getting arrested or fined for doing it. However with all that being said I think this is an example of the divisiveness that is being created in America today.

This isn’t something you would have seen 20 years ago, why? Because we use to have pride for our country, in the video you hear people chanting America was never great. At a time when we must come together as Americans we must not let things like this create a divide among our people. we are divided enough by political parties and race in this day and age we must not let the pride for our country be ruined. The flag is a symbol of what this country stands for and what the men and women of our armed services have fought to protect.

Acts like this must stop if we want to come together as a country, especially at a time like this when we couldn’t be more divided.

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  1. James Hall

    July 24, 2016 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm

    The law you cite was struck down in 1990 by the Supreme Court in the Texas v Johnson case. As such, while some might find it in poor taste, it is perfectly legal to burn the flag. By extension, you can step on it, pee on it, sew a patch of it on your Black Lives Matter t-shirt, or do just about anything you want with it. Throwing a new law on the books won’t help either; you’ll need to argue a case that results in over-turning the Johnson v Texas case. Good luck.

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