Roger L. Simon

She's a Grand Old Flag, but...

I have to admit I’ve gotten shamelessly patriotic about this country since 9-11, but I oppose the flag-burning ban just passed by the House. If some nitwit wants to burn the flag of the nation that since its birth has most protected (almost always) his right to do so, let him. One of our great freedoms is the freedom to be a jackass.

Obviously, this does not mean I think such things as the 9-11 memorial should be hijacked by people with the same reactionary mindset.