Musician Wayne Kramer: "the Constitutionally protected right to tear, burn, or otherwise destroy a flag might just be your best way to make a point"
December 5, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
In a December 2 op-ed at Billboard.com, Wayne Kramer, the leader of the legendary rock band MC5, ridicules Donald Trump's attacks on flag burning. Kramer writes: "In this country, the Constitutionally protected right to tear, burn, or otherwise destroy a flag might just be your best way to make a point."
"It’s what the flag represents in the hearts, minds, and laws of the citizens of this country that is the issue, not the object itself. And if you think this is the best way for you to express your feelings about your government’s actions, you have the right to burn it. It’s a colorful cloth. It’s not a church, or a school, or a person’s home, or a human being. Those burnings are something to get upset about, and should—and do—have serious lawful consequences. There is a big difference…"
Read his entire piece here.
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