Webb and Flag Burning
The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.
Too Conservative has brought to our attention that US Senate Candidate Webb will not support an amendment against desecration of the US Flag.
For a long time, I was undecided on this issue. Then, some time ago, I had a discussion with my father, a retired Army Major, that removed my indecision. He pointed out to me that the traditional use of flags has been to mark territory. Flags used in battle were a primary method of determining victory and captured territory for either side:
For centuries the nature of warfare centered around capturing the flag of the enemy. It didn't matter how many soldiers were killed, wounded, or captured in a battle. Victory only came when the flag was captured. Likewise, the only way to avoid being defeated was to protect your own flag.
Of course, modern warfare no longer abides by these standards. However, a national flag is still more than just a symbolâ€¦it is an institution in itself. Think of those who gave their life...not just for what the flag stands for...but literally to protect the flag itself. Burning the US flag is not a form of free speech (in fact it is not â€œspeechâ€ at all). In the eyes of this vet, it is an attack on America itself.
James Webb, God Bless him for his sacrifice and service to America, has forgotten what he has sworn to protect.
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