LSU Student Planning to Burn American Flag in "Peaceful Protest"

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  1. CaseyLSU

    CaseyLSU Founding Member

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  2. LSUsupaFan

    LSUsupaFan Freshman

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    No way. Burning a flag is just about the most respectful thing you can do. It shows that you appreciate the freedoms we have in this country. It shows that you value the actual principles of liberty and that you don't care about pomp and circumstance.
     
  3. xlnsports

    xlnsports Cajun In Exile

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    You really belive that ? Burning your countries flag is a respectful thing to do ? First of all you are Assuming too much about the flag burner and his reason to burn our flag. this smacks of some idiot who wants to see his name in the paper and i am saddend that you could see any benefit in this event!!! :dis:
     
  4. LSUsupaFan

    LSUsupaFan Freshman

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    You don't see how great it is that as a nation we value our freedoms more than our symbols? We live in a place that values liberty so much that we place the principles of freedom above everything including our own national treasures. That is awesome. When someone burns a flag they are doing one of the most patriotic things that can be done. If they are smart enough to understand that is another matter. If you don't lke flag burning move to China. They don't allow it there.
     
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  5. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Well said. There is still a little punk rock left in you. :yelwink2:
     
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Exactly. Which is why the media should ignore them and largely does.

    Not at all. Putting up with crap like this is part of the price we all pay for the freedom we enjoy in this country.
     
  7. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

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    The reason they're idiots is because they don't understand that the kid is not being prosecuted for burning a flag, but is being prosecuted for trespassing, theft, and vandalism. Nothing legally wrong with burning a flag and there shouldn't be, but you can't trespass onto property to steal someone's flag and burn it. Now you're in the slammer.
     
  8. SyrTiger

    SyrTiger ooo yea thats hot

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    I don't understand why LSU is allowing this BS. It's great that he has the right to do it, but LSU has the same right to say that they don't want that BS done here.

    And yes I know if I don't pay any attention to it that it will go away.
     
  9. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    No, while it may show you value liberty, it also spits on the nation that guarantees you that very liberty.
     
  10. Contained Chaos

    Contained Chaos Don't we all?

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    But that is allowed. Otherwise, that liberty would cease to exist. It shows that we're better than say, Muslim extremists, who go on killing sprees every time someone defaces their stupid holy book.

    Is it silly? Absolutely. There are far more effective ways to protest your country. Burning a flag is nothing more than a spectacle, and does very little to serve whatever larger purpose this person thinks they have.
     

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