You should encourage Democrats to pass it. Here’s why:
- Get it off the table, since the only point of the amendment is to put Democrats in an awkward position over an almost purely symbolic issue.
- Who does this affect? A couple of jackassess who think burning flags is a groovy way to protest. Screw’em. They should get a life. Draw a sign, for God’s sake.
- Let conservatives expend money and manpower getting this thing passed all across the country. It’ll take years.
- Watch them look stupid as years of silly litigation unfolds, with courts trying to settle the obvious questions raised by such an amendment – if you burn a teeshirt with a flag on it, are you burning the flag? How about accidental flag desecration? Etc. They’ll look stupid in the end.
On a related note, is anyone also in awe of Tapped’s ability to deliver content? The thought I can regularly get articles from Robert Reich, Matt Yglesius and company boggles the mind.