With our new President-elect Donald Trump tweeting this week that citizens who burn the American flag should be punished with “loss of citizenship or (one) year in jail,” many Americans challenged the controversial position by starting a countrywide #FlagBurningChallenge. The topic of flag burning has been up for discussion all week. Is it illegal? Is it really protected as free speech under the First Amendment? Is it weird that people take a flag that is also used as a bikini top this seriously?
Here are some of the pros and cons of burning a flag.
• Maybe your uncle Randy won’t talk to you anymore
• Quick, affordable way to get deported
• Keep hobos warm
• Cellphone video of the act could go viral
• Free hummus at Farhad’s Persian Grill
• It’s metal as shit
• You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’ve exercised your First Amendment right as a citizen of the United States of America
• Guarantees you will be called a “libtard” by your uncle Randy this Christmas
• You have to find a new apartment
• Attract local hobos
• Not as fun as burning as a Confederate flag
• Not very nice to Chinese sweatshop worker who made it
• It emits a pheromone that attracts other flags to swarm the area
• You’re a citizen in the United States of America
Kyle Scanlan is going to burn his American flag underwear but for a totally nonpolitical reason.
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