President's Flag-Burning Amendment

Smith contends that the Constitution does not give a right of totally free expression and that flag burning goes beyond the… read more

Smith contends that the Constitution does not give a right of totally free expression and that flag burning goes beyond the boundaries. Nevertheless, he opposes a constitutional amendment to protect the flag. He thinks that the current “amendment frenzy” will be limited in its ability to effect change, as the founding fathers designed the amendment process to protect us from such frenzies. As evidence, he notes that while over 10,000 amendments have been proposed, only 26 have been passed. close

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President's Flag-Burning Amendment

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jun 28, 1989

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  • Jun 28, 1989 | 7:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 28, 1989 | 12:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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