I’m sure you’ve all seen the news recently about Donald Trump catching flak from the lefties about his stance on flag burning. Trump wants to have it be that when someone desecrates the flag, as in burning it, it’s a punishable offense. While that’s currently protected by the First Amendment, we can understand this argument, as it’s destroying a symbol of not only the nation, but its people.
The left is saying that Trump, taking this position, is a madman for even thinking about it. How dare he, right? Well it seems like their loser leader, Hillary Clinton said the exact same thing, and the media buried the story.
No, we can’t make this up. According to Fox News,
Donald Trump came under heavy criticism Tuesday after calling for the criminalization of burning the American flag, with critics gasping that the president-elect’s words represent a threat to the First Amendment. However, Trump’s suggestions are similar to a bill pushed in the Senate in 2005 that would criminalize flag burning – a bill that was co-sponsored by then-Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Trump tweeted that there should be “consequences” for the burning of the flag — including a year in jail or a loss of citizenship — which is seen by many as an act of desecration.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo lectured Trump transition communications director Jason Miller Tuesday morning, citing Supreme Court cases that ruled flag burning to be protected under the Constitution.
However, despite the Supreme Court’s pronouncements on the issue, seeking to criminalize flag burning has been a regular occurance in American politics, and was pushed in 2005 by then-Sen. Clinton.
And here’s the video to prove it.
Clinton was criticized for her stance then, although the criticisms leveled at her targeted Clinton’s perceived political slipperiness, rather than her representing a threat to constitutional liberty. A New York Times piece accused the senator of being “in pander mode.”
So, it seems Hillary wanted it gone, but only to pander to people? Sounds about right for her, but it brings out the utter hypocrisy of the left.
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