If i were in the USA and i burned the USA flag...could the police stop me?.freedom of speech...?
It's been ruled freedom of speech, but IMHO, it should be treated as any other fire-without-a-permit.
It's one thing to protest, another to light things on fire.
For all the flag-protectors...the American flag stands for the freedom to hate your government. If you ban desecration of the flag, you in fact desecrate the very things the flag stands for!
It should, however, be treated as an illegal fire, and punished the same as burning anything else. Freedom's great, but just because it's a flag does not mean you get a free pass on fire hazards.
"no allowed suiside" you can burn it in your kitchen, not public place
It is illegal and can be reported like any other crime.
Depends on where you burn it.
The Supreme Court has ruled that flag burning is protected as free speech.
You should be able to burn as many as you want. At the worst it might be a sign of disrespect for the symbol but I can't think of any laws against being obnoxious or thumbing your nose at an institution.
No, the police couldn't stop you.
It's your civic right to burn the symbol of the very freedom that you'd be abusing.
i thought burning the flag was protected...anywho, i do know that dragging it behind your bike is legal...bush was in st. louis during the 2000 elections and some punk was riding his bike in circles in the middle of the street dragging "old glory" behind him...twenty cops had him surrounded,...not to stop him, but to protect him from people who found it offensive..
Flag burning is protected speech, but you could get fined if you violated a fire ordinance. And of course if you do not legally own the flag that is vandalism.
The police may not arrest you, but myself and the rest of the vets that live in my neighborhood might beat you lifeless...
the Supreme Court has upheld flag burning as an exercise of free speech. however, unless you burn that flag in your fireplace or firepit, there's likely a number of other charges the police could nab you with.
then of course, you'd have to deal with your neighbors who may not take kindly to flag burning & may decide you should follow that flag...
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