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The "solution" to flag-burning is simpler than a constitutional amendment 


June 24, 2019

On June 14 -- "Flag Day" in the United States -- US Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and U.S. Representative Steve Womack (R-AR) proposed a constitutional amendment: "The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States." President Trump indicated his support for the amendment via Twitter, calling it a "no-brainer."

The amendment isn't likely to get the 2/3 approval of both Congressional houses and ratification by the legislatures of at least 38 states, to become part of the U.S. Constitution.

Nor is that its proponents' goal. It's just another per...

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